Vande Bharat halts midway near Tundla

India's first semi high speed train remained stranded after it encountered with mechanical snag

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Vishwas Dass | February 16, 2019 | Delhi


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Image: Press Information Bureau
Image: Press Information Bureau

In a major embarrassment to the railways, the much touted Vande Bharat Express developed a technical snag at Chamraula, 15 kms from Tundla junction. 

 Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the train on Friday from New Delhi station. 
 
The train was coming to New Delhi from Varanasi which was suppose to reach the national capital at 7 am on Saturday.  
 
The train remained halted for around three hours till the time this report was being filed. The problem started when smoke was found emanating from the front coach and the train came to a halt at 5.30am. After diagnosing some problems, the mechanical and operating wing officials carried out an extensive exercise to ascertain reasons. 
 
After being asked,  one official said that braking system had developed some problems because of which the train was not allowed to run.
 
Several coaches did not have power for a long period which left passengers including a few journalists, railway protection force and railway staff in the lurch. 
 
"wheels of the locomotive skidded for a few metres before train came to the halt," said one official. 
 
 
Tension was palpable among the railway officials onboard who were seen talking to their senior mechanical wing officials over phone. 
 
Initially the train ran at a speed of 10 kmph for around 4 kms at 5.15 am. However officials decided not to run the train and started inspecting the technical issue.
 
After two and a half hours, select people including journalists were shifted to a New Delhi bound train at Chamraula. 

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