Lucknow: The engines of the Sabarmati Express and Chauri Chaura Express caught fire on Tuesday at two different places in Uttar Pradesh, inconveniencing their passengers, a railway official said.
The Chauri Chaura Express engine caught fire around 10 am at the Shujatpur station in Kaushambi district while on way from Gorakhpur to Kanpur.
The engine was immediately decoupled from the train and fire engines rushed to the spot to douse the flames. The train chugged off after a delay of three hours, but only after all necessary safety checks had been undertaken.
The engine of the Sabarmati Express, moving from Varanasi to Ahmedabad, caught fire around 4 p.m. as it chugged off from the Varanasi Cantonment station.
Suspecting a fire, the train driver brought it to a halt at Shivpur station, some eight km from the city. After the railmen and others helped douse the fire, the train proceeded to Lucknow after a delay of one hour.