Chandigarh-Kochuvalli Express caught fire in the rear power car as it was departing from the New Delhi Railway Station from platform number eight at around 1.40 pm this afternoon.

Twelve fire engines were dispatched to extinguish the blaze, which led to the isolation of the carriage and the evacuation of people on board the train and nearby.

No casualties or injuries have been reported so far. According to news agencies, the fire has been doused off.