Train 18: Vande Bharat Express breaks down

Written By Xappie Desk | Updated: February 16, 2019 14:26 IST
Train 18: Vande Bharat Express breaks down

A day after the semi high-speed train has been flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, the Vande Bharat Express broke down in the early hours of Saturday.
The train came to a stop near Tundla, about 200 km from its destination Delhi.
The train has been heading back to Delhi from Varanasi for its first commercial run. The train, however, resumed operations around 8:15 am after the technical snag was fixed, railway officials said.
Media reports say four coaches of the train experienced an electrical outage and the breaks were also jammed due to engine failure. According to sources, including several journalists on board the train, it was stuck near Tundla for over an hour.
This was not a commercial run of the train. The commercial operations will start from Sunday, February 17.
At the station, the train was welcomed by a huge crowd amid chants of 'Bharat Mata ki Jai' and 'Vande Mataram'.