2nd Attack on the Howrah-New Jalpaiguri Vande Bharat Express in 24 Hours

Guwahati: The Railway Protection Force (RPF) said that two window panes of the Vande Bharat Express train were broken after stones were allegedly thrown at two carriages at the Phansidewa area of the Darjeeling district in West Bengal on Tuesday.

After windows were shattered and stones were hurled at the train linking Howrah to New Jalpaiguri near Malda on Monday, this is the second incident.

According to the RPF Commander, the incident took place in the Darjeeling district close to the Phansidewa area.

“Windows of coach C3 and C6 of Vande Bharat Express were found damaged due to stone pelting. It was found, windows were damaged near Phansidewa area in Darjeeling district when the train was moving towards New Jalpaiguri,” he said.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi started off the semi-high-speed train that will travel between Howrah and New Jalpaiguri on December 30. West Bengal residents greeted the Vande Bharat express for the first time.

The seventh Vande Bharat express train between Howrah and New Jalpaiguri (NJP) was hailed off by the prime minister through video conference.

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