Kalka-Delhi Shatabdi catches fire after brakes heat up

The Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express train caught fire on Wednesday after its brakes heated up due to a friction between rubbers of brakes and wheels.

The incident happened somewhere between Ambala and Kurukshetra.

The Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express train — 12012 — was travelling from Kalka, Haryana to New Delhi on Wednesday when its brakes heated up initiating the fire.

Thick smoke started coming out of C-3 bogie of the Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express. The bogey was evacuated sans any panic.

The incident happened somewhere between Ambala and Kurukshetra | Photo courtesy: Group Photo Editor Bandeep Singh/India Today

A mechanic rushed to spot to inspect the fault. The fire halted the Kalka-New Delhi Shatabdi Express train for over 15 minutes.

Quick measures taken by Indian Railways staff averted a major fire accident. The issue was soon fixed by the Railways and the train is now approaching New Delhi.

Source – India Today