A day after a herd of buffalo collided with and damaged the newly launched Vande Bharat express, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) in Gujarat filed a case against the cattle owners.
The nose cone cover of the train’s front coach was damaged in the incident. However, the train is back in service today following maintenance in Mumbai.
Newly launched Vande Bharat train damaged after hitting buffalo herd in Gujarat.
The owner of the buffaloes has yet to be identified by railway police. The train collided with a herd of cattle yesterday around 11.18 a.m. between the Gujarat stations of Vatva and Maninagar.
“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 say.
The FIR has been filed under section 147 of the Railways Act, 1989, RPF inspector Pradeep Sharma told . “The FIR was registered on Thursday evening in connection with the incident in which four buffaloes were killed,” he said.
The Western Railway CPRO today said that Nose Cone Cover of the front coach was replaced with a new one in Mumbai Central depot during maintenance.
He also said that the railway is taking all actions to prevent such types of incidents in future.
The Vande Bharat is a semi-high-speed train that was designed in India. This is the train’s third service from Mumbai Central to Gandhinagar.
PM Narendra Modi flagged off the train on September 30 from Gandhinagar.