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Newly launched Vande Bharat Express hits buffalo herd on Mumbai-Gandhinagar route, gets damaged

Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express met an accident days after being flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. The first Vande Bharat Express from Delhi to Varanasi was launched in 2019.

Reported By : Gonika Arora Edited By : Raju Kumar | Ahmedabad
Updated on: October 06, 2022 15:44 IST
Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express meets an accident
Image Source : INDIA TV Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express meets an accident days after being launched.

Vande Bharat Express running between Mumbai Central to Gurajat's Gandhinagar met with an accident after a herd of buffaloes came on the railway line at around 11.15 am between Vatva station to Maninagar station on Thursday, news agency ANI quoted Western Railway Sr PRO, JK Jayant as saying.

The accident damaged the front part of the engine, he added.

 

3-4 buffaloes suddenly came on the way of Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat, damaging the nose made up of FRP. However, no functional part got damaged. The train moved just after removing carcasses (within 8 minutes) and reached on time at Gandhinagar.

India Tv - 3-4 buffaloes suddenly came on the way of Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat

Image Source : INDIA TV3-4 buffaloes suddenly came on the way of Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat

The incident occurred at 11:18 between Gairatpur-Vatva station. Railways trying to counsel nearby villagers not to leave cattle nearby track.

The accident took place days after being flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from Gandhinagar and the PM also travelled on it from Gandhinagar to Kalupur station in Ahmedabad.

 

Also Read: Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat train: More than 96% seats booked on maiden commercial run

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