Mumbai train catches fire at Vashi station

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Train services in Central Railways harbor line in Mumbai were disrupted for half-an-hour on Wednesday morning at Navi Mumbai’s Vashi station.

The incident has occurred after an unidentified person threw a discarded bag on its pantograph.

“The Panvel-bound train which was scheduled for 9.28 am was delayed for over 12 minutes as the train caught fire. Central Railway’s Senior Public Relations Officer AK Jain says, “Immediate rescue measures were taken, fire brigade reached on spot, and nobody was hurt. The rake was withdrawn and sent to car shed for safety reasons.”

Due to the delay, many passengers took buses from the nearby Vashi depot while a few waited for the services to resume.

A passenger told to media that, “I was not aware of the exact problem hence, I patiently waited for the train to CSTM when I reached the station, after inquiring few people I came to know about the issue, the train came after 15 minutes which was fully packed.”

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