Stone pelting took place on the E1 coach of the Delhi-Dehradun Vande Bharat Express near Muzaffarnagar station in Uttar Pradesh on Sunday. Fortunately, no injuries were reported.
The railways swiftly responded to the incident and mobilized the Railway Protection Force (RPF) to apprehend the individuals responsible for the act of vandalism. The Delhi division has taken proactive measures to address the situation.
This is not the first time the Vande Bharat Express has been subjected to stone pelting. Earlier this year, there were three similar incidents across different parts of the country:
- On January 2, two window panes of the Vande Bharat Express were damaged when stones were thrown at the train near Malda in West Bengal while it was en route from Howrah to New Jalpaiguri.
- The following day, stones were thrown at the train near Phansidewa in Darjeeling district, resulting in damage to two window panes. The train was traveling from New Jalpaiguri to Howrah at the time.
- On January 21, the window pane of a Vande Bharat Express coach was damaged after stones were pelted at the train near Telta in Bihar. It is worth noting that no injuries were reported in any of these incidents.
In more recent occurrences, the Vande Bharat Express experienced two incidents of stone pelting:
- On April 25, the window panes of a coach were damaged when stones were thrown at the train near Valapattanam in Kerala’s Kannur district. The incident occurred while the train was en route from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod.
- The most recent incident took place on May 16 when stones were thrown at the train near Thirunavaya in Kerala’s Malappuram district, resulting in damage to the Vande Bharat Express coach. The train was traveling from Thiruvananthapuram to Kasaragod.
The authorities are actively working to address these incidents and ensure the safety and security of passengers traveling on the Vande Bharat Express.
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