Vande BHarat Collides With Cow Now: The newly launched semi-high-speed train that struck four buffaloes yesterday did not sustain significant damage.
In New Delhi: The Vande Bharat Express struck a cow on Friday at Anand station in Gujarat, one day after striking a herd of buffaloes on the Gandhinagar-Mumbai line. The train’s front bumper was merely dent, but it had to stop for 10 minutes, according to officials.
Vande BHarat Collides With Cow Now: Previous Day Incident
The recently deployed semi-high-speed train struck four buffaloes on Thursday, and its “nose” cone came off. After an eight-minute break, it resumed since the nose, a fiber-reinforced plastic bumper, is not crucial to the vehicle’s operation. Animals perished.
According to Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, “this has been kept in mind when building the train,” yet such incidents with livestock are unavoidable. Earlier today, the minister claimed that the vehicle’s front nose could be completely replace.
When Was It Launch
Last month, Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the train and rode it from Gandhinagar to Ahmedabad’s Kalupur railway station.
The most recent incident occurred shortly before 4 o’clock near the town of Anand, more than 400 kilometers from Mumbai and roughly 100 kilometers from Gandhinagar.
According to Western Railway’s head public relations officer, Sumit Thakur, “the train’s front segment has sustained a tiny damage,” adding that all the passengers were safe.
According to the railroads, the train offers superior riding comfort than existing trains and can reach 160 km/h in little over two minutes.
Around 11 a.m. yesterday, the train was returning from Mumbai to Gandhinagar when it struck a herd of the buffalo between Batwa and Maninagar, before Ahmedabad.