Now, Vande Bharat Express Hits Cow In Anand | Ahmedabad News

AHMEDABAD/VADODARA/ANAND: A day after it ploughed into a herd of buffaloes, the newly launched Mumbai-Gandhinagar Vande Bharat Express hit a cow near Anand station on Friday.
Incidentally, the accident took place on a day when union railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw was also in Anand district to interact with students of a private engineering college in the education town, Vallabh Vidyanagar.
During interaction with the students, Vaishnaw said that collision with cattle on the tracks is unavoidable. “The train has been designed keeping all these aspects in mind,” he said.
According to railway officials, the accident took place in the Kanjari-Boriyavi-Anand stretch that falls under Vadodara railway division.
“The collision took place around 3.55 pm when a cow hit the train on the Kanjari-Boriyavi-Anand railway stretch. It was a minor incident and has not resulted in any major damage,” said Pradeep Sharma, public relations officer of Vadodara railway division.
The train however got delayed by 10 minutes after the incident. After halting for 10 minutes, the train continued on its journey. No passengers were injured in the incident.
It is worth mentioning here that, on Thursday, the train rammed into a herd of buffaloes between Vatva and Maninagar stations in Ahmedabad. The fibre-reinforced plastic of the nose was damaged as the engine does not have a cattle guard.
The Vande Bharat Express was flagged from Gandhinagar on September 30 by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Railway minister Ashwini Vaishnaw on Friday said that Vande Bharat Express train was designed keeping in mind all aspects including accidents.
Referring to Thursday’s accident when the train had ploughed into a herd of buffaloes, Vaishnaw said that the train was designed in such a way and it is so strong that if there is an accident, nothing will happen to the train.
“Its nose on the front is totally replaceable. As soon as the train reached Mumbai (after the incident on Thursday), it was completely cleaned up and its nose replaced,” said Vaishnaw.

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