A fire broke out in the rear power car of the Chandigarh-Kochuvalli Express [Kerala Sampark Kranti Express] as it was departing the New Delhi station on Friday. No passenger was injured in the incident, Northern Railway spokesperson Deepak Kumar said.
"The fire broke out in the rear power car of the 12218 Chandigarh-Kochuvalli Express around 1:40 pm," he said, adding that the incident occurred when the train was leaving platform number eight.
The fire has been extinguished. Twelve fire tenders were rushed to the spot, a fire department official said.
The rear power car of caught fire at around 1.40 pm. The fire started when the train was about to leave platform number eight of New Delhi Railway Station. There was a lot of commotion among passengers at the station. The fire brigade rushed to spot and efforts to douse the fire started soon.