Two air-conditioned coaches of separate trains were gutted within a span of hours while they were being taken to a yard for cleaning at the railway station in Jodhpur.
Two trains -- Bandra-Jodhpur Sooryanagari Express and New Delhi-Jodhpur Mandor Express -- had arrived in the morning and were being taken to the yard for washing when the incident occurred.
According to the railway authorities here, Sooryanagari Express had arrived on Jodhpur platform at 6.35 am, after remaining on the platform for about 2 hours, when the coaches were being taken to the yard, smoke was seen emanating from a 3-tier AC coach.
The train was immediately taken to the yard, where the affected coach was detached.
Before the railway staff could heave a sigh of relief, fire broke out in an AC coach of Mandor Express while it was being taken to the yard.
The railway administration of Jodhpur has constituted a three-member committee to inquire the cause of the fire and asses the magnitude of the loss to the railway, DRM, Rajendra Jain said.