India's semi high-speed train breaks down a day after its launch

India's semi high-speed train breaks down a day after its launch

FILE PHOTO: India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off India's fastest train 'Va
India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off India's fastest train "Vande Bharat Express" at a ceremony in New Delhi, India, Feb 15, 2019. (Photo: Reuters/Adnan Abidi)

NEW DELHI: India's first locally built, semi high-speed train broke down early on Saturday (Feb 16) on its way back to New Delhi from Varanasi in northern Uttar Pradesh.

The incident took place a day after its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

The Vande Bharat Express can run up to a maximum speed of 160km per hour. 

"There seems to be disruption due to a possible cattle run over. It wasn't a scheduled commercial run," Reuters partner ANI said in a tweet citing the railway's ministry.

The train eventually reached New Delhi and will resume a commercial run from Sunday, said the tweet.

Source: Reuters/zl

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