Smoke detected in Secunderabad-Sirpur-Kagaznagar train due to brake binding

SCR clarifies that smoke in the train was caused by brake binding; prompt action by onboard staff averts any fire or casualties

Update: 2023-12-10 06:13 GMT
Every year, an additional special train runs between Visakhapatnam and Araku, given the demand from tourists. This train used to start in the first week of December and end in the first week of February. But this year, it is not on track yet. (Representational image: DC)

Hyderabad: Smoke was detected in the Secunderabad-Sirpur-Kagaznagar train this morning due to the issue of brake binding, according to South Central Railway.

The on-board staff immediately released the brakes and the train carried on its journey. There is no fire or casualties reported.

According to South Central Railways CPRO, it was only an issue of brake binding. A cloud of smoke was detected. "The train was stopped for 15 minutes at Bibinagar, the brakes were released by the onboard staff and then the train resumed its normal journey. There is no fire. The incident occurred at about 9:15 AM today morning in the Secunderabad-Sirpur-Kagaznagar train," said CPRO Rakesh.


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