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Vande Bharat Express suffers minor damage in cattle collision incident in Gujarat’s Valsad

New Delhi: In a third similar incident in several weeks, Vande Bharat Express train suffered damage after being hit by cattle near Atul in Gujarat’s Valsad on Saturday morning.

According to the Indian Railways, this Vande Bharat train was heading from Mumbai Central to Gandhinagar in Gujarat when the incident occured at 8.17 am.

“A cattle runover incident occurred with passing Vande Bharat train today near Atul in Mumbai Central division at 8.17 am. The train was on its journey from Mumbai Central to Gandhinagar. Following the incident, the train was detained for about 15 minutes,” the Indian Railways informed, reports news agency ANI.

It further added that the train has suffered no damage except the one at the nose cone cover of its front coach.

“There is no damage to the train, except damage on the Nose Cone Cover of the front coach i.e driver coach. Train is running smoothly.This will be attended at the earliest,” the statement said.

Earlier this month, a Vande Bharat Express train met with a similar accident after a herd of buffalos arrived in the middle of railway tracks between Vatva station to Maninagar in Gujarat.

PM Modi had flagged off the Gandhinagar-Mumbai Vande Bharat Express semi-high speed train last month. This indigenously developed train runs between Gandhinagar to Mumbai and is the first Vande Bharat train equipped with ‘Kavach’ technology. It is an automatic safety system that prevents two trains from colliding.

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