New Delhi: The Indian Railways has launched a big hunt to trace an electric loco 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 loco did not arrive, officials at the shed 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 endeavour.
Soon, the matter was reported to the Railway Board and it in turn, sent out an order to all railway zones to direct the 60,000 strong force of loco 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 loco...