India’s fastest running train Vande Bharat Express broke down twice a day after the launch. Vande Bharat Express, formerly known as Train 18 took into trouble while returning to Delhi from Varanasi on Saturday.
Prime Minister flagged off the Vande Bharat Express on Friday.
The first incident occurred at Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh. The train began its journey around 8:15 am after halting for three hours.
The train struck at Tundla junction around 1 hour and Railway officials informed that “ it was a case of skidding after the train run over the cattle.
The second break down happened at Hathras junction and now the train is running at a speed of less than 50 kmph.
The semi-high speed train is built with the top speed of 180 kmph, and it ran at a speed of 130 kmph during its inaugural run. The train has to be taken to Delhi to fix the fault.
The train will start its first commercial run on Sunday and all the tickets for the first commercial run has sold out.
Train 18, was given new name by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal as Vande Bharat Express. India’s fastest train is manufactured at Integral Coach factory in Chennai . The express had completely cleared its all trial runs and safety tests. It had covered around 7000 kms during its three trial runs.