Vande Bharat Express hits motorcycle, no damage: Rly

Vande Bharat Express hits motorcycle, no damage: Rly

The Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, hit a motorcycle near Allahabad on its third commercial run on Wednesday.

However, no one was injured in the incident, a railway official said.

The incident took place near Phaphamau, around 42 km from Allahabad.

"The train hit a motorcycle, which was abandoned by its owner on the tracks as he saw the train approaching while illegally trespassing on the tracks. While the vehicle has completely been damaged, the Vande Bharat Express suffered none. No one was injured and the train will run as per schedule," Northern Railway Spokesperson Deepak Kumar said.

Earlier in the day, some miscreants hurled stones at the train breaking one of its window panes when train was passing near Tundla in Uttar Pradesh— This was third such incident in two months.