Train 18 or Vande Bharat Express breaks down a day after launch
New Delhi : One day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off India's fastest train - Vande Bharat Express, it broke down on Saturday morning, leaving passengers stranded mid-way.
According to the reports, the train has been hit by a technical snag around 15 KMs from the Tundla Junction in Uttar Pradesh. It has been learned that the engine of the train failed and electricity on the last four coaches got disconnected.
Engineers on the train informed their senior officials that the controls have also failed and the snag is "unfixable" for now.
The passengers on board, including journalists, have been shifted to two different trains.
Train 18 was returning to New Delhi from where it was launched by PM Narendra Modi on Friday.
The engineless train, formerly known as Train 18, had rolled out of the New Delhi railway station at 11.19 am on Friday for its inaugural journey to Varanasi. It had hit a top speed of 130 km per hour in its first journey.