Sunday, April 17, 2011

Three Coaches Of Rajdhani Express Catch Fire, No Casualty

Indore : Three coaches of the 12951 Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express  including the pantry car caught fire in the early hours of Monday morning near Ratlam  while on way to Delhi.

 No one was injured and the passengers are being brought to Delhi, said a Railway Board spokesperson.

The Rajdhani Express was stopped near Aalot town in Ratlam area, after fire was detected at around 2:10 am .

The coaches which caught fire were  isolated and fire was later extinguished, said Amardeep Singh, railway commercial manager, Kota division.

The Railways have set up helplines to give information about the passengers:

Helpline number - Delhi - 011 23341074
Mumbai : 022 10721
Kota - 0744 - 2467172
Kota - 0744 - 2467173

Fire engulfed B6, B7 and the pantry car of the train, sources said.

Fire engines from Indore, Nagda, Kota and Ratlam were rushed to the spot to extinguish the fire.

PTI adds: Though none was injured in the incident Railways has declared ex-gratia of Rs 5,000 for the passengers of coaches B6 and B7, which were affected by the blaze, the spokesperson said. Rail traffic has been disrupted in the Nagda-Kota line due the fire.

Indian Railways PRO Anil Saxena said all steps are being taken to resume traffic in the line at the earliest and food and water is being supplied to the passengers. There were about 900 passengers including Railway staff in the train.

A three-member Railways team consisting of senior railway officials have been dispatched to the spot. The officials in the team are -- Arunendra Kumar, R N Lal and Ashish Malhotra,Saxena said.

Railways has also set up helplines at Kota, Ratlam and Mumbai to disseminate information about the incident. 


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