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2 wagons of goods train catch fire in Maha, rail services hit

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

Two wagons of a goods train caught fire near in district of late on Thursday night, as a result of which on this route were affected, officials said.

After the incident, the Western Railway (WR) cancelled a couple of long-distance trains. Besides, at least 10 long-distance trains were halted and between Virar and Road stations were stopped till Friday morning, they said.

However, the services were restored by 9.10 am on Friday, they said.

According to a railway official, the incident took place late on Thursday night between Road and Vangaon Railway Stations.

"The fire incident was reported at 10.35 pm. The 15th and 16th wagons of the goods train that was coming from to JNPT in caught fire. Due to the blaze and heat, the melted," a said.

After being alerted about the incident, senior officials rushed to the site and work on overhead wire restoration was taken up.

The fire brigade, (RPF) and (GRP) rushed to the spot, a police official said, adding that the blaze was doused around 2 am.

At least 10 long-distance trains were halted as a result of the incident, the added.

The cancelled some long-distance trains.

"Train 59024/59023 (Valsad-Central-Valsad) and 12935 (Bandra T- Surat) are cancelled today, while train no. 22954 (Ahmedabad-Central) is short terminated at Surat," the said in a tweet.

A said, "The between Dahanu Road and Virar stations were stopped after the incident. However, the train services, including those on the suburban route, were restored by 9.10 am on Friday."

A probe is underway to ascertain the exact cause of the fire, he said.

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First Published: Fri, November 09 2018. 10:30 IST