A video of water 'deluge' in Bengaluru-Danapur Sanghmitra Express went viral on social media. The passengers travelling in air conditioned (AC) coach of Sanghmitra Express faced problem after a stream of water started flowing in from the air conditioning vents of their coach. The incident that occurred on 29 June was shared by a passenger named Suyagya Rai on Twitter. The issue was attended to and resolved by the railway authorities at the next station.
The problem was rectified by a Railways team within 90 minutes of the complaint, IANS quoted an official as saying.
On the cause of the problem, the official said that there was heavy rain and wind when the train, returning from Patna after secondary maintenance at Rajendra Nagar Terminal, was passing through Nagpur section which resulted in accumulation of leaves in the drain hole of the air conditioning plant and consequent water accumulation in its tray.
"As the rainwater fell on the return air duct of the air conditioning unit, water entered inside the duct and into the passenger area.
"On getting the complaint, the on duty AC mechanic attended the problem at very next station by clearing leaves from the drain holes. All the accumulated water got drained," he said, adding that further no water ingress from the AC duct was reported.
The coach was also cleaned for the passengers, he said.
-With inputs from IANS