Fire in Vande Bharat Express, train stranded for 25 minutes


Fire in Vande Bharat Express, train stranded for 25 minutes

A minor fire broke out in the transformer of a coach of the railways’ ambitious Vande Bharat Express, sources said Thursday, making it the latest in a series of incidents plaguing India’s fastest train.

Even before its first commercial run on February 15, the train’s windows were damaged by stones thrown at it on more than one occasion during its trial runs.

On its first commercial run, it developed snags and broke down twice. Thereon it again faced stone pelting and ran over cattle more than once.

“A minor incident had occurred on board Vande Bharat Express yesterday. Smoke was reported,” a railway spokesperson said. Read more

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