Vande Bharat express crashes into cattle 2nd time in two days, front part damaged again

Multiple cows and buffaloes died in collision(s), while the govt has filed FIR against owners.

The Mumbai-Gandhinagar recently ram into cattle is back in the new again for the same reason. The semi-high-speed train hits cattle again, and it is the second incident in 2 consecutive days.

The broken nose of India’s fastest train was repaired in record time yesterday, only to be broken again.

The railway official said the train did not sustain major damage in the latest incident except for a small dent on the nose cone panel.

The incident on Friday took place at 3.48 pm near Anand, about 432 km from Mumbai. Yesterday’s collision with buffaloes occurred when the train was on its way back from Mumbai to Gandhinagar, around 11 am, between Batwa and Maninagar, ahead of Ahmedabad.

The train reaches 160 km per hour in just over two minutes, and has better riding comfort than other trains, according to the railways.

The indigenously designed trainset (Train-18) has undergone a lot of upgradation in its Vande Bharat 2.0 version.

In the new version, rotating seats in executive chair car coaches, automatic sliding doors, improved communication between guard and loco pilots, aeroplane-like vacuum toilets, improved interiors and reclining seats are some of the major upgrades.

“The RPF has lodged a first information report (FIR) against the unidentified owners of the buffaloes that came in the way of Vande Bharat train between Vatva and Maninagar railway stations in Ahmedabad,” WR’s senior spokesperson (Ahmedabad division) Jitendra Kumar Jayant said.

RPF inspector Pradeep Sharma posted at Vatva railway station said the FIR was filed under section 147 of the Railways Act, 1989, which deals with unauthorised entry into any part of a railway and misuse of its property.

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