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Odisha: Stones Pelted at Bhubaneswar-Rourkela vande bharat express, windowpane damaged

Odisha: In yet another incident of stone pelting on Vande Bharat Express, the Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Vande Bharat Express train (train number 20835) was targeted by unidentified miscreants between Meramandli and Budhpank on the Dhenkanal-Angul railway section of the Bhubaneswar-Sambalpur rail line in Odisha.

By Priyanka Verma 
Updated Date

Odisha:The Bhubaneswar-Rourkela Vande Bharat Express train (train number 20835) was targeted by unidentified miscreants with stone pelting on the Dhenkanal-Angul railway section of the Bhubaneswar-Sambalpur rail line in Odisha. Due to this incident, the window glass of the executive class coach was damaged.

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Officials said that Window panes of an executive class coach of the Rourkela-Bhubaneswar Vande Bharat Express train were damaged due to stone pelting on the Dhenkanal-Angul railway section in Odisha. The incident was reported by the on-duty RPF Escorting Staff.

In a statement the railways said,”Local police were also been informed about the matter. Strict action will be taken against the stone-palters. Both the security wing of ECoR in coordination with local police are on the job to trace out the culprits.”

After receiving the information, the security wing of the East Coast Railway zone (ECoR) alerted the Railway Protection Force (RPF) and the Government Railway Police (GRP). RPF’s Assistant Security Commissioner from Cuttack rushed to the spot. This is not the first time that the Vande Bharat Express train has been targeted in the country. However, so far no harm has come to any passenger in any incident.

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