A major fire broke out in a train standing at platform number 8 of the New Delhi railway station on Friday afternoon. The fire broke out in the power car of a train at around 1.40 p.m, creating chaos at the railway station. However, no casualties have been reported.
No passenger was injured, Northern Railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar said.
According to northern railway officials, the fire broke out in the rear power car of the Chandigarh-Kochuvalli Express. Visuals show flames coming out of the train and plumes of smoke shrouding the whole platform.
"The fire broke out in the rear power car of the 12218 Chandigarh-Kochuvalli Express around 1:40 pm," Kumar said, adding that the incident occurred when the train was leaving platform number eight.
A railway official said that fire tenders were rushed to the site to douse the flames. However, the official refused to share the details of the reason of the fire. The power car was detached from the rest of the train to avoid spreading of the fire.
The fire has been extinguished. Twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a fire department official said.