December 5, 2023

At Kurwai Kethora railway station in Madhya Pradesh earlier on Monday, a coach of the Vande Bharat Categorical prepare touring from Bhopal to Delhi’s Hazrat Nizamuddin Terminal caught fireplace. In any case, no harm was accounted for within the incidence, information workplace PTI revealed.

Concerning the incident

 In line with the Indian Railways, a hearth broke out in one of many coaches’ battery packing containers because the prepare was leaving Rani Kamalapati station, which was once referred to as Habibganj, for Nizamuddin in New Delhi.

Round 7:10 a.m., the prepare got here to a cease at Kurwai Kethora. The entire passengers had been evacuated with out being injured. The fireplace was put out by the native fireplace division after they arrived on the scene.

{The electrical} security system disconnected the batteries as quickly as the hearth broke out. The batteries had been taken out and the hearth was smothered.

Authority’s statements

There have been 37 vacationers within the mentor and so they had been moved to completely different mentors instantly

After the total evaluation, the prepare was dispatched round 10:05am , an authority of the Indian Rail strains stated.

“Hearth unit arrived on the web site on time and fireplace quenched at 07:58 am,” ANI cited the rail line official as saying.

The battery field is discovered very distant from the traveler area below the mentor, the authority stated.

We had been knowledgeable that the battery field of coach C-14 of Vande Bharat Categorical 20171, which travels from Rani Kamlapati Station to Hazrat Nizamuddin Terminal (Delhi), caught fireplace and produced smoke. On the Kurwai Kethora (railway) station, the prepare got here to a cease. The fireplace detachment smothered the hearth at 7:58 am,” Rahul Shrivastava, West Focal Rail line CPRO, stated.

“Hearth was restricted to battery field simply and fireplace is stifle ed. The battery field is within the undergear, away from the passenger compartment. Because the incidence occurred, electrical safety frameworks disconnected the batteries. Hearth doused and imperfect batteries taken off. “Prepare is ready to maneuver,” Railways said.

Concerning the Prepare

On Monday, at 5:40 a.m., the prepare 20171 Bhopal-Hazrat Nizamuddin Vande Bharat started its journey. The affected coach caught fireplace earlier than reaching the Bina railway station.

A number of conspicuous folks together with Congress pioneer AjaySingh had been in that prepare.

The panic that ensued when the sound of fireside was heard was described by passengers who had been current on the incident.

“I heard the sound of fireside emanating from beneath my seat within the C-14 coach,” said one of many coaches’ passengers. Everybody dashed for security without delay. On the level when the prepare halted, I noticed the battery field burning. All of us disembarked with our belongings after informing the guard. He was enroute from Bhopal to Delhi.

The Vande Bharat prepare from Rani Kamalapati station right here to Hazrat Nizamuddin was launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on April 1 of this yr.

The primary Vande Bharat prepare to run by means of Madhya Pradesh is on the Rani Kamlapati-Nizamuddin route. Prime Minister Narendra Modi unveiled it on April 1st, which was 4 months in the past.

The prepare at first made a visit to Agra on its woman course of. Official actions initiated on April 2, with administrations revenue ..

succesful from Nizamuddin to Rani Kamalapati. On April 3, the prepare made its return course of from Kamalapati to Nizamuddin.