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Day after inauguration, Vande Bharat Express faces 'cattle obstacle' outside Delhi

According to a statement by the Railway Ministry, the express had to stop 18km from Tundla since 6.30 am today during a practice run. There seems to be disruption due to a possible cattle run over, the ministry said in a statement. 

India TV News Desk Reported by: India TV News Desk New Delhi Published on: February 16, 2019 9:50 IST
Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, at New Delhi Railway Station, Friday
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Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, at New Delhi Railway Station, Friday

A day after Prime Minister Narendra Modi inaugurated India's fastest train service -Vande Bharat Express, it experienced a problem - the cattle obstacle. 

According to a statement by the Railway Ministry, the express had to stop 18km from Tundla at 6.30 am today during a practice run. There seems to be disruption due to a possible cattle run over, the ministry said in a statement. 

The train, which will available to the general public from February 17, resumed its journey towards Delhi at around 08:15 am, it said. 

On its inaugural run, the train took nine hours and forty-five minutes to complete its journey due to two 40-minute stops for a variety of programmes, but on its commercial run, it promises to take around eight hours.

On its first commercial run on Sunday, the train will leave the national capital at 6 am and reach Varanasi at 2 pm. On the same day, it will leave Varanasi at 3 pm and reach Delhi at 11 pm. The Vande Bharat Express will operate on five days in a week, except on Monday and Thursday.

The train was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi on Friday.

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