Need for maintenance : To correct the effects of Wearing out. To correct the effects of deterioration of locomotive component during normal use. In the long run (aging) performance gets affected and finally beyond safe limit components may fail altogether. Increase the life of equipment. Maintain the proper quality of output of equipment. Maintain the efficiency of the equipment.
Maintenance of electric locomotive is needed as it: Extends the useful life of parts / components of locomotive . Ensures proper availability of locomotive. Ensures reliability and operational readiness. Ensures safety by all means.