Second incident in a month: Stone pelting on Vande Bharat Express in Farakka’s West Bengal

Vande Bharat Express’ – a semi-high-speed train – window panes of a coach were seen damaged after an incident of stone pelting on train has been reported from West Bengal, according to Eastern Railway’s statement.

This was the second attack as earlier in the same month the Vande Bharat Express window panes were broken as stones were thrown at the train connecting Howrah to New Jalpaiguri near Malda.

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The incident was reported to have taken place near Farrakka in the Murshidabad district of West Bengal, late evening on Saturday.

“This is a very unfortunate incident. It will be investigated,” Kausik Mitra, CPRO, Eastern Railway said. An inquiry has been ordered, official added.

Visuals accessed by ANI show windowpanes of the high-speed train being damaged as stones were allegedly thrown at the train near Howrah station.

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In January 2023, the Railway Protection Force (RPF) informed that two windowpanes of the Vande Bharat Express train were left damaged after stones were allegedly pelted on the two coaches near the Phansidewa area of the Darjeeling district.

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The RPF Commander had informed that the incident happened near the Phansidewa area in the Darjeeling district.

“Windows of coach C3 and C6 of Vande Bharat Express were found damaged due to stone pelting. It was found, windows were damaged near Phansidewa area in Darjeeling district when the train was moving towards New Jalpaiguri,” he had said.

With ANI Inputs

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