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Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat train damaged after cattle hit

Updated on: 06 October,2022 04:18 PM IST  |  New Delhi
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A railway spokesperson said the front part of the engine was damaged in the incident. "Three-four buffaloes suddenly came on the way of Mumbai-Gandhinagar VB (Vande Bharat), damaging the nose made up of FRP (fiber reinforced plastic)

Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat train damaged after cattle hit

The damaged train. Pic/PTI


The newly launched Mumbai Central-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express suffered minor damages after hitting a herd of buffaloes in Gujarat Thursday morning, officials said.


The incident happened between the Gairatpur and Vatva station around 11:20 am.



A railway spokesperson said the front part of the engine was damaged in the incident. "Three-four buffaloes suddenly came on the way of Mumbai-Gandhinagar VB (Vande Bharat), damaging the nose made up of FRP (fiber reinforced plastic).


The spokesperson said no functional part was damaged in the incident.

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"The train moved just after removing carcasses (within 8 minutes) and reached Gandhinagar on time. The incident occurred at 11:18 between Gairatpur-Vatva station.

The Railways is trying to counsel nearby villagers not to leave cattle near the track."

The semi-high speed trains was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on September 30.

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