New Delhi: A day after it was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India’s fastest train, Vande Bharat Express, broke down on Saturday morning, leaving it stranded.
The snag occurred around 15km away from the Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh, around 200 km away from the national capital.According to railway officials, the train began making a “weird noise” early on Saturday morning after which its breaks jammed in one of the trailing coaches. Four coaches turned ‘dead load’, forcing loco pilots to halt.
They said that one of the possible reasons for the snag was the train hitting a cow on the tracks. The passengers on board, including railway officials and journalists, were shifted to a different train.
The train was making its way back to New Delhi, from where it was launched on Friday. It is set to begin its commercial run from Sunday.