Front coach of Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat train sustains damages

The newly introduced Vande Bharat express was damaged after it was involved in a cattle hit case on Thursday, October 6.

Kamal MishraUpdated: Thursday, October 06, 2022, 10:41 PM IST
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Damaged Vande Bharat express | FPJ

The newly launched Mumbai Central-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express train suffered minor damages after hitting a herd of buffaloes between Vadodara and Ahmedabad section on Thursday. The train was on the way to Gandhinagar, which departed from Mumbai Central in the morning. No one was injured in the accident. The front portion of the train's engine got damaged after it hit the buffaloes.

However, experts say that this engine-less train is meant for fully fenced tracks only. If the train runs at full speed, the consequences of the accidents could be serious.

The Western Railway said that the work of upgradation of the tracks, including fencing, is already on, it will be completed by March 2024.

Under the track upgradation project, not only the fencing of the track will be done but the speed limit of the track will also be increased. At present, the track of Mumbai- Ahmedabad section is capable of a maximum speed of 130 kmph. After completion of the track upgradation project, the speed limit will be increased up to 160 kmph on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route.

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