Vande Bharat Accident: 'Vande Bharat train' collided with a herd of animals, front half blown off

Pankaj Prasad
Vande Bharat train collided with a herd of animals
Vande Bharat train collided with a herd of animals

Ahmedabad Railway's Public Relations Officer Jitendra Jayant said that the Vande Bharat train accident happened at around 11.15 am on Thursday.

New generation high-speed Vande Bharat train equipped with state-of-the-art facilities collided with a herd of animals on the way from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. Although no casualty has been reported so far in this accident, the front half of this high-speed train got blown up. According to media reports, on Thursday, this train accident happened between Vatva and Maninagar station while going from Mumbai to Ahmedabad. It is being told that a herd of animals came in front of the Vande Bharat train running at high speed.

Animals suddenly came in front of moving vehicle

During a conversation with the media, Ahmedabad Railway Public Relations Officer Jitendra Jayant said that the Vande Bharat train accident happened at around 11.15 am on Thursday. He told that after the accident, the Vande Bharat train had to be stopped for about 20 minutes. After this, the train was fixed and proceeded onwards. According to media reports, the train which collided with a herd of animals at 11.15 am on Thursday, was flagged off on 30 September. Let us tell you that the Vande Bharat train can catch the speed of 180 to 200 kilometers per hour in a few moments.

Third Vande Bharat train accident victim

According to media reports, the Vande Bharat Express train running on the Mumbai-Ahmedabad route is the third high-speed train of the Indian Railways in India. Earlier, the operation of two high-speed Vande Bharat trains was started between New Delhi-Varanasi and New Delhi-Mata Vaishno Devi Katra. The Vande Bharat train, which was the victim of an accident on Thursday, runs openly from Gandhinagar to Mumbai via Ahmedabad and then comes back on the same route.

More than 400 Vande Bharat trains to be run in India

According to media reports, Indian Railways is preparing to run more than 400 semi-high speed Vande Bharat Express trains across the country. The high speed train is fitted with GPS based information system, CCTV cameras, vacuum based bio toilet, automatic sliding doors and four emergency push buttons in each coach. The Central Government has decided to manufacture about 1600 coaches of Vande Bharat trains at Marathwada Rail Coach Factory.