29 Oct 2022

Vande Bharat Superfast Express Hit Cattle In Gujarat

Gandhinagar (Gujarat): The Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Superfast Express hit cattle near Atul station in Gujarat at 8.20 am on Saturday morning, causing a delay of 20 minutes in reaching its destination, according to railway officials. 

The train's front panel was damaged and the underbelly equipment of its first coach was also dented in the accident.

Third incident: This is the third such incident involving this semi-high speed train so far this month.

Train was stranded for 20 minutes: The train rammed into the cattle near Atul railway station. The train was stranded for nearly about 20 minutes due to the incident, before it resumed its journey towards Gandhinagar, he said.

"The train did not suffer any operational damage. It resumed further journey in 20 minutes," said Sumit Thakur, chief public relations officer of Western Railway, adding that all the passengers onboard the train were safe.

On October 6, four buffaloes were killed after being hit by this train on its way to Gandhinagar from Mumbai between Vatva and Maninagar railway stations in Gujarat. Its nose panel had to be replaced overnight due to the damage. 

In the second such incident that occurred the next day (October 7), the train had hit a cow near Anand in Gujarat while on its way to Mumbai.

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