Maharashtra: Fireplace in rail utility coach on Konkan route; no casualty


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Maharashtra: Fireplace in rail utility coach on Konkan route

A utility coach used for electrification work caught fireplace close to a station on the Konkan Railway route in Maharashtra’s Sindhudurg district on Wednesday morning, disrupting motion of trains for a while, an official mentioned. Nobody was injured within the incident, Konkan Railway’s spokesperson Girish Karandikar mentioned.

The blaze erupted within the utility coach close to Zarap station round 9.30 am, he mentioned.

The complete coach bought engulfed in flames inside a brief span and thick black smoke emanated from its home windows, in line with railway officers.

The blaze was doused after a while and prepare providers on the route resumed inside two hours, Karandikar mentioned.

Solely two lengthy distance trains have been regulated at Madure and Kudal stations as a result of incident, however they resumed additional journey as soon as the trail was cleared, he mentioned.

The reason for the fireplace is below investigation, officers mentioned.

The Konkan Railway has undertaken the electrification work of its whole route in phases and it’s in several levels of completion.

As soon as accomplished, trains on the route might be hauled with electrical locomotives, changing the prevailing diesel locomotives.

The Konkan Railway has a 756-km-long monitor from Roha close to Mumbai to Thokur close to Mangaluru. 

The route, unfold throughout Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka, has one of the crucial difficult terrains, comprising many rivers, gorges and mountains. 

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