New Delhi: Vande Bharat semi-high speed train on Thursday met with an accident after a herd of buffaloes came on track in Gujarat, days after the train was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
As per Railways, the accident occurred around 11.15 am, between Vatva station and Maninagar, after a herd of buffaloes crossed the railroad tracks.
According to Western Railway Senior PRO JK Jayant, the front part of the engine got damaged in the collision.
“Three- four buffaloes suddenly came on the way to Mumbai- Gandhinagar Vande Bharat and damaged nose made up of FPR. However, no functional part got damaged” Railways said in a statement.
“Train just moved after removing the carcasses within 8 minutes and it reached on time at Gandhinagar” it said.
PM Modi had flagged off the Gandhinagar-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express semi-high speed train last month and travelled in it from Gandhinagar to Kalupur railway station in Ahmedabad.