Vande Bharat Express accident: Railways warns cattle owners to be careful around train tracks | Railway news | So Good News
The Vande Bharat Express train running on the Mumbai-Gandhinagar route has been involved in three accidents in the first month after its launch. All three incidents were caused by cattle on tracks. Considering the frequency of the accidents and the reason behind them. Western Railway has warned cattle owners in the region to control the movement of cattle and not let them come near the railway tracks. If it is found in violation, strict measures will be taken against the cattle owners according to regulatory procedure and law. Western Railway CPRO said in a statement, “Western Railway appeals to cattle owners/cattle herders not to let their cattle come near the railway land/tracks. Strict action will be taken under the law against the violators.”
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It should be noted that the Vande Bharat train on the Mumbai-Gandhinagar route was damaged on 29 October 2022 in a cattle collision. The incident occurred near Atul in Mumbai Central while the train was traveling from Mumbai Central to Gandhinagar. Due to the accident, the train was held back for 15 minutes, resulting in delays in services. After the accident, the nose cone of the train burst. However, the train had no mechanical damage.
Western Railway appeals to cattle owners/grazers not to let their cattle come near the railway land/tracks. Strict action will be taken under the law against the violators: Western Railway CPRO https://t.co/kRFFVFQ23a — ANI (@ANI) 29 October 2022
Earlier, the nose of the Vande Bharat train was damaged after it collided with cattle on the same route. This incident occurred between Ahmedabad’s Vatva and Maninagar stations, but the train traveled without the panel to Gandhinagar Capital station and again to Mumbai Central. However, no functional part of the train was damaged. At the time, Western Railway said in a statement that the nose of the train was sacrificial by design.
After the previous incident, Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw said in a statement: “All railway tracks in the country still on the ground, on the surface. The problem of cattle thus persists. However, trains are being designed to cope with such problems. Even after yesterday’s incident, nothing happened with Vande Bharat train, that part was repaired.” It is worth noting that there are four Vande Bharat Express trains running in India now. While the government plans to launch more such trains.
With ANI inputs