New Delhi: On Friday (September 6), fire broke out in the rear power car of the Chandigarh-Kochuveli Express at platform eight. The train was departing to the New Delhi station. According to sources, no passengers were injured. 

The incident took place in the 12218 Chandigarh-Kochuveli Express around 1:40 pm. Twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot and the fire was extinguished. The power car was detached from the rest of the train to avoid spreading of the fire. The cause of the fire is yet to be ascertained. 

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In a similar incident, a fire broke out in two coaches of the Hyderabad-New Delhi Telangana Express at Asaoti railway station in Haryana on August 29. No casualties were reported. The fire broke out in two coaches of the train at 7.43 am and both have been isolated.

In another incident, three coaches of the Silchar-Thiruvanathapuram Superfast Express caught fire at Silchar railway station in Assam’s Cachar district on June 9.

The Silchar-Thiruvanathapuram superfast express is the longest running superfast train, with a total of 54 halts and runs for about 76 hours and 35 minutes.