In yet another mishap, Delhi-Lucknow Shatabdi luggage compartment caught fire on Saturday morning at Ghaziabad railway station. the cause of the fire is yet to ascertain. However, No injury or casualty has been reported so far. The incident comes a week after a massive fire broke out in Delhi-Dehradun Shatabdi Express, near the Kansro area due to a short circuit.
"About 7 am today, generator & luggage compartment of Shatabdi Express caught fire. It was immediately separated from the train. 4 fire tenders doused fire after breaking the window. No casuality, reason unknown on what caused fire, probe underway," said Sushil Kumar, Chief Fire Officer.
"Luggage is being unloaded to control the fire, otherwise, it is getting difficult to douse it. Once it's taken down completely, belongings will be seized and sent for a forensic inquiry to find out what caused the fire," said Ashutosh Gangal, General Manager Northern Railway.
Earlier this month, nine people lost their lives, which included rail staffers and fire officials in a fire that broke out on the 13th floor of the Eastern Railway’s office in Kolkata.