PATNA: The pantry car of the Swatantrata Senani Superfast Express, which was bound for Delhi, caught fire near Pandasarai Gumti in Bihar on Monday late night. The train had started its journey from Darbhanga station when a spark was noticed under the pantry coach. The train was immediately stopped, and passengers evacuated the coaches as fire tenders rushed to the scene to douse the flames.
Fortunately, no casualties were reported in the incident, and according to the Superintendent of Darbhanga Railway Station, there was no damage to the train. The train was then sent to Samastipur for further examination, and officials are yet to determine the cause of the fire.
The incident highlights the importance of ensuring the safety of passengers on trains. The authorities must take all necessary measures to prevent such incidents and respond promptly in case of emergencies to prevent any harm to passengers or damage to property.
Railway accidents and incidents are not uncommon in India, and the government needs to prioritize the modernization and upgradation of the country’s railway infrastructure to ensure the safety and comfort of passengers. This includes regular maintenance of trains and tracks, upgrading signaling and communication systems, and improving emergency response capabilities. It is also important to conduct thorough investigations into such incidents and take corrective actions to prevent similar incidents from happening in the future.