Ahmednagar, Maharashtra: In a startling incident that unfolded today at 3 pm, a fire engulfed five coaches of an 8-coach DEMU (Diesel Electric Multiple Unit) train running between Ahmednagar and Narayanpur stations, no injuries or fatalities have been reported.
The incident occurred as the train was in transit between Ahmednagar and Narayanpur stations, a popular commuter route in Maharashtra. It is believed to have originated from a technical fault or electrical malfunction in one of the train coaches. The exact cause of the fire is under investigation.
Passengers onboard the train acted swiftly and safely deboarded the train as soon as the flames became visible. This rapid evacuation ensured that no one was trapped inside the burning coaches.
Railway authorities acted responsibly and promptly, notifying local firefighters to control and extinguish the flames. Firefighting teams reached the scene without delay and are currently battling the blaze.
The situation is now under control, and authorities are making every effort to prevent the fire from spreading to other coaches or causing further damage to the railway infrastructure.
The Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) of Central Railways, commended the passengers and railway staff for their quick response and for ensuring the safety of all individuals on board.
CPRO has assured that a thorough investigation will be carried out to ascertain the exact cause of the fire, and necessary steps will be taken to prevent such incidents in the future.
As of now, the train services between Ahmednagar and Narayanpur stations have been temporarily halted, causing some disruption in the train schedule on this route. Passengers are advised to stay updated on the latest developments and alternative transportation options.