Fire on Metro Rail track creates panic

Fire on Metro Rail track creates panic

Nagpur: An electric cable on the Orange Line Metro track caught fire on Friday. The fire was reported around noon, chief fire officer Rajendra Uchake said and added that no casualty or injury was reported.

According to the fire department, the fire broke out in a cable close to the Ajni Metro station.

Two fire tenders from Narendra Nagar and Cotton Market stations responded to the emergency call. The fire department estimated the loss caused by the fire at Rs 10 lakh while saving property worth Rs 25 crore.

A statement issued by MahaMetro stated that a minor incident of overheating of cables on the 5-meter stretch happened in Reach-I, which was immediately identified and controlled. There was no damage to any other property of MahaMetro. Metro Rail services which were stopped as a precautionary measure were restored immediately. The cause of overheating is under investigation, the statement stated.