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Day after being flagged off, Vande Bharat Express runs into trouble

The incident occurred around 15 kilometres from Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh.

Day after being flagged off, Vande Bharat Express runs into trouble

A day after the Vande Bharat Express was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, India's first semi-high speed train, it ran into some trouble early Saturday, with officials saying that it was a case of "skidding wheels" which is being looked at by engineers.

The incident occurred around 15 kilometres from Tundla junction in Uttar Pradesh.

The train was coming back from Varanasi to get ready for it's first commercial run on February 17. "It was a case of cattle run over due to which there was some problem of wheels skidding. Engineers are looking at it," said Northern Railway CPRO Deepak Kumar. 

After removing the obstacles, the train resumed its journey to Delhi at around 8.15 am, officials said.

Train 18, which was recently named Vande Bharat Express by Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, has been manufactured by the Integral Coach Factory, Chennai. 

It became India's fastest train by hitting speeds of over 180 kmph during a trial run on a section of the Delhi-Mumbai Rajdhani route.