Mumbai: The Central Railway is ready to roll out a modified, ‘waterproof’ locomotive engine that could be operated even in 12 inches of water. Usually, only 4 inches of water can bring a locomotive engine to halt and force the train to stay put until water on the tracks recede.
A senior Central Railway official said, the modified locomotive engine can move local trains as well as long-distance trains that get stuck on tracks due to water-logging.
Central Railway chief PRO Sunil Udasi said,”In the view of heavy rainfall adversely affecting suburban train services since the last few years, we have developed a modified locomotive engine which will be handy to pull out rakes marooned in rain waters.”
The modified & waterproof locomotive engine can pull out rakes even in 12 inches of water, which would avoid train services getting bunched up due to flooded tracks, he said.
The engine, modified at the Kurla carshed, is ready for use and can be deployed anytime if needed.