Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani comes to halt as engine suffers power failure after hitting cattle
The Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express came to a halt near Bayana railway station in Bharatpur after hitting a stray bovineUpdated: Oct 23, 2017 18:31 IST
The Mumbai-Delhi Rajdhani Express came to a halt near Bayana railway station in Bharatpur after hitting a stray bovine. The train’s engine suffered a power failure due to the impact bringing the train to halt, officials said.
The train could resume its onward journey after a delay of 2.5 hours and only after two engines --- one of a passenger train called in from Gangapur City junction in Sawai Madhopur and another of a goods train --- were attached to it.
Station Superintendent of Bayana J P Sharma said that railways engineers found that the power pipe and some other parts of the 12951-Rajdhani Express’s engine were damaged after it hit the bovine near Bayana station at 5:50 am. The engine was replaced by two other engines. The train finally began its onward journey at 8:20 am.
“The Rajdhani doesn’t have any scheduled stoppage at Bayana or Bharatpur junction. Its next stop was Mathura junction in Uttar Pradesh,” railway officials said.
The services of several other trains, including the Deluxe Express, August Kranti Express and some passenger trains, remained disturbed for two-and-a-half hours.
First Published: Oct 23, 2017 18:31 IST