BIDAR: A series of minor fires broke out in the engine of Bidar - Yeshwantpur Express on Thursday. However, no one was injured in the accident.
Speaking to Express over phone, Anil Kumar, a passenger, said they had to alight from the train three times between Chitta and Matalkunta stations.
The train left Bidar at 6.10 pm and after about 15 minutes a minor fire was seen in the engine. This forced the driver to halt the train after Chitta. All the passengers got down, and after the problem was rectified the train resumed its journey.
However, a second fire close to the earlier spot was noticed soon after, and the train had to be stopped again to douse it. The train was on its way when, near Matalkunta, there was another fire, forcing a halt to put it out.
The train finally left for Zahirabad (Telangana) at 7.25 pm, and after repair proceeded to Yeshwantpur.
According to sources at Zahirabad, the fire appeared to be occurring in the brakes of the engine. The train, which used to be a tri-weekly express, was made a daily train only recently and the first service was flagged off by Bidar MP Bhagwant Khuba from Bidar railway station on Wednesday.