Alert drivers save Jaipur Udaipur Vande Bharat from likely disaster

Anti-social elements had placed stones, iron bars on railway track on which Jaipur Udaipur Vande Bharat express was running

Vande Bharat Express accident

Jaipur: Thanks to alertness and presence of mind of loco pilots, the Udaipur-Jaipur Vande Bharat express escaped a major accident on October 1, days after the train was flagged off virtually by the prime minister Narendra Modi.

Some unknown miscreants had placed stones and fish plats on the track on which the Udaipur-Jaipur Vande Bharat express was running, The drivers applied brakes to stop the train after they saw that stones and some fish plates on the railway track, reports said, citing a viral video.

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In a 30-second video, which was probably shot by a North Western railway official, it could be seen that iron rods and stones were piled on the track. In the video it can be seen that some stones have been placed just below the train engine. An iron hook has been placed on the track a little ahead of the train. At a short distance, rebars have been laid on both sides of the right track of the train. Some stones are also kept between the two bars.

“Today, in front of Vande Bharat Express going from Jaipur to Udaipur, between Gangrar and Soniana stations, anti-social elements have tried to damage the train by placing stones and iron rods on the railway track. Strictest action is being taken by the Railway Administration against anti-social elements and the culprits will not be spared,” according to a statement issued by the North Western Railway zone on X.

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PM Modi had flagged it off virtually from Delhi on September 25 along with eight other similar trains, a North Western Railway spokesperson said in a statement on Friday. The Udaipur-Jaipur Vande Bharat train is the third Vande Bharat train of Rajasthan,

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