A day after its inauguration, India’s first semi-high speed train, Vande Bharat Express (also known as Train 18) broke down on Saturday, 16 February, The Indian Express reported. According to the newspaper report, Vande Bharat express was being brought to Delhi from Varanasi but began making a suspicious sound as the wheels of the train skid and the breaks jammed in one of the trailing coaches.
Soon after this, the electricity in four coaches went off – forcing loco pilots to halt the train nearly 15 km away from Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh. “Vande Bharat Express was standing 15 km away from Tundla since 6:30 am. There seems to be disruption due to a possible cattle run over,” an official told ANI. Read More
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