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Mumbai local train: How Indian Railways maintain these non-stop trains for smooth daily functioning

By Tamal Nandi
Indian Railways: There are three car sheds viz Kurla, Kalva and Sanpada and night stabling depots where night examination is carried out daily on stabled rakes on Central Railway

Ever wondered how locals are run round the clock? There are three car sheds viz Kurla, Kalva and Sanpada and night stabling depots where night examination is carried out daily on stabled rakes on Central Railway.

Central Railway carries out rolling-in examination carried at Thane, Panvel stations to detect any irregularities in under gear while the rake rolls into the platform. Night Examination in which major safety items including under gear of rakes are checked. Trip inspection carried out at Kurla, Kalva and Sanpada carsheds at an interval of 15 days during night/day time. Attention to brake gear and passenger amenity items is given during this schedule.

In an inspection schedule carried out at an interval of 60 days only during day time all electrical items, passenger amenity items are checked. In another inspection schedule carried out at an interval of 8 months only during day time, battery, low tension jumpers, couplers, suspension, wheel parameters, rod gauge, etc are checked.

Cleaning of the rakes: dry cleaning, wet mopping, washing etc of rakes are done at regular intervals. Disinfectants are sprayed in coaches in addition unauthorized posters are removed.

Besides, this the manpower like workforce at car sheds, the schedule of motormen and guards who are required to run the train also made in advance so that the lifeline runs smoothly.

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