The Indian Railways has launched a big hunt to trace an electric locomotive engine of the Tughlakabad shed that is reported missing since last month.
Reports said that engine number 23384 was supposed to reach its home shed – Tughlakabad near Delhi – on June 15 for scheduled repair. When the locomotive did not arrive, officials at the outbuilding assumed that it may be on duty in some part of the country and will make its way back soon. When that didn’t happen by month end, a search was launched but the shed officials failed in the endeavor.
Soon, the matter was reported to the Railway Board and in turn, sent out an order to all railway zones to direct the 60,000 strong force of locomotive pilots and assistant loco pilots to assist in the search.
Since then, the loco pilots have been on the lookout for the missing 120-tonne locomotive engine. I am sure these things cannot happen anywhere else in the world. No wonders because its Incredible India !