WR staff finds batteries missing from parked trains

Updated: Apr 30, 2020, 08:02 IST | Rajendra B Aklekar | Mumbai

Authorities investigating if parts were stolen or removed for safekeeping by staff

The batteries are missing from trains parked between Borivli and Kandivli. File pic
The batteries are missing from trains parked between Borivli and Kandivli. File pic

Western Railway staff on Tuesday found the batteries of a local train parked near Borivli missing. Local trains have been stationary for over a month now following the lockdown.

WR officials said it was discovered early Tuesday morning by the Western Railway staff on duty who were inspecting and carrying out basic checks as per schedule.

Sources said that a few WR staff, as per routine schedule, went to check the functioning of vital components of trains stabled on the tracks between Borivli and Kandivli stations.

They found that five batteries were removed from the battery box, which was locked. However, WR authorities are unsure whether these batteries have been stolen, or have been removed by their staff for some technical inspection.

RPF officials said they are investigating the matter.

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