May 27, 2024
Modi-Inaugurated Vande Bharat Express Hit Buffaloes, Crushed its Nose

Modi-Inaugurated Vande Bharat Express Hit Buffaloes, Crushed its Nose

Days after being flagged off by PM Narendra Modi, the Vande Bharat Express from Mumbai Central and Gujarat’s Gandhinagar hit a herd of buffalos on the track on Thursday morning.

This crash resulted in the nose of the train crushing apart while the internal engine was safe! The train successfully completed its journey until the last stop in Gandhinagar in time. Soon, the railway staff toured nearby villages to counsel them on not leaving their cattle around the track.

Vande Bharat Express Crash

In a routine journey as per its schedule, the Vande Bharat Express running between Mumbai Central and Gujrat’s Gandhinagar hit a herd of buffalos on the track – between Vatva station and Maninagar – causing a crash.

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Occurred at 11.18 AM, the nose part (made up of Fibre-reinforced plastic) of the express was crushed, while the internal engine was safe. There are no other damages to the train nor the passengers within, as reported by the Western Railway Senior PRO JK Jayant.

Removing the carcasses and within 8 minutes of the collision, the train moved as it was and reached the last stop of Gandhinagar in time. The railways have reached out to counsel nearby villagers not to leave cattle nearby the track.

This accident happened just days after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated this train, and he even travelled from Gandhinagar to Kalupur station in Ahmedabad. The Vande Bharat Express, also known as Train 18, is a part of the Make in India initiative. Run by the Indian Railways, these semi-high-speed trains first started in February 2019 and have an operating speed of 130kmph.

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