Two coaches of Visakhapatnam-H Nizamuddin 22416 AC SF Express train, travelling from New Delhi to Visakhapatnam, caught fire near Birla Nagar railway station in Gwalior, Madhya Pradesh on Monday. The rescue operation is underway and no injuries were reported.
The fire broke out in the B6 coach at 11.50 am.
"The fire spread from B-6 to B-5 coaches. Six coaches were segregated and sent to Gwalior. All passengers in the affected coaches were evacuated, No injuries have been reported so far," said Ved Prakash, director, publicity, Railway Board.
The train, which caught fire at Birla Nagar station near Gwalior, was sent on its way after the damaged coaches were segregated and the blaze controlled, officials said.
The exact cause of the fire is not known yet. A short-circuit may have led to the fire but investigations are still on, a source said.
Ved Prakash added that three fire engines helped control the flames.