No injuries or casualties were reported.
All passengers are safe. The train departed at 8.20am.
The incident took place at around 6.45am.
“As soon as the fire was spotted, rescue teams were dispatched, who detached the coach from the rest of the train. The blaze was doused using fire extinguishers,” officials said.
“The fire in the generator coach of the train has been brought under control. The affected coach has been detached from the rest of the train to continue the journey up to Lucknow Junction,” said Deepak Kumar, chief public relation officer of the northern railway.
“Cause of the fire is not known yet, but a probe will be initiated,” he added.
Earlier on March 13, the C4 compartment of the Delhi-Dehradun Shatabdi Express caught fire near Kansro in Uttarakhand.