Panic caused by smoke aboard the Duronto Express in Andhra

by Subhechcha Ganguly

On Sunday, smoke in one of the Duronto Express’s coaches caused alarm among passengers near a railway station in the Chittoor region of Andhra Pradesh. There were no casualties, though.When the Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal-Howrah Duronto Express was getting close to Kuppam Railway Station, the smoke was seen in one of the coaches. Some passengers disembarked the train in a hurry as soon as it came to a stop.

The smoke, according to South Western Railway (SWR), was caused by friction from the brake block and there was no fire on the train, the company has explained.The Train Manager (Guard) aboard Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal-Howrah Duronto Express, train number 12246, detected smoke seeping in from one of the carriages at around 12.50 p.m., according to a statement from SWR’s Bengaluru division. “The train was stopped and examined by the train crew in accordance with usual SOP. In coach SE LWSCN 193669/S9, it was discovered that there had been a brake binding and smoke had resulted from friction of the brake block “The added The train crew responded right away, according to the railway officials, and at 1:33 p.m. the journey was resumed.No passengers have suffered any injuries or fatalities, they claimed.


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