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

PM Narendra Modi Flags Off Vande Bharat Express, India's First Semi-High Speed Train

India's first locally built semi high-speed train broke down early on Saturday on its way back to New Delhi from Varanasi in northern Uttar Pradesh, a day after its inauguration by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.

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

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In this photo taken on February 15, 2019, Indian Prime Minister Narendra Modi (2nd L) flags off India's first semi-high speed express train Vande Bharat Express at New Delhi Railway Station. - India's first semi-high speed express train February 16 broke down on the tracks for hours after it crashed into cattle, a day after being flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi. (Photo by STR / AFP) (Photo credit should read STR/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA FEBRUARY 15: Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, leaves from New Delhi Railway Station after it is flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on February 15, 2019 in New Delhi, India. Vande Bharat Express will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in 9 hours and 45 minutes. This includes stoppage time of 40 minutes each at Kanpur and Allahabad. The tickets for Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 can be booked online. The chair car ticket will cost Rs. 1,760 and the executive class fare will be Rs. 3,310. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
New Delhi to varansi Vande Bharat express Train arrives at Allahbad Junction station in Allahabad on February 15,2019. The Vande Bharat Express train also called the Train 18 which was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, is Indias first semi-high speed trainset. The train took its inaugural journey Friday from New Delhi with Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and other railway board members on board. The centrally air-conditioned luxury train will connect New Delhi to Varanasi, a distance of more than 750 km at a speed of 130 kmph, completing the journey in around eight hours. It will make stops at Kanpur and Allahabad.(Photo by Ritesh SHukla ) (Photo by Ritesh Shukla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA FEBRUARY 15: Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, leaves from New Delhi Railway Station after it is flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi, on February 15, 2019 in New Delhi, India. Vande Bharat Express will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in 9 hours and 45 minutes. This includes stoppage time of 40 minutes each at Kanpur and Allahabad. The tickets for Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 can be booked online. The chair car ticket will cost Rs. 1,760 and the executive class fare will be Rs. 3,310. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
New Delhi to varansi Vande Bharat express Train arrives at Allahbad Junction station in Allahabad on February 15,2019. The Vande Bharat Express train also called the Train 18 which was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi today, is Indias first semi-high speed trainset. The train took its inaugural journey Friday from New Delhi with Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal and other railway board members on board. The centrally air-conditioned luxury train will connect New Delhi to Varanasi, a distance of more than 750 km at a speed of 130 kmph, completing the journey in around eight hours. It will make stops at Kanpur and Allahabad.(Photo by Ritesh SHukla ) (Photo by Ritesh Shukla/NurPhoto via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA FEBRUARY 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, at New Delhi Railway Station, on February 15, 2019 in New Delhi, India. Vande Bharat Express will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in 9 hours and 45 minutes. This includes stoppage time of 40 minutes each at Kanpur and Allahabad. The tickets for Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 can be booked online. The chair car ticket will cost Rs. 1,760 and the executive class fare will be Rs. 3,310. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA FEBRUARY 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, at New Delhi Railway Station, on February 15, 2019 in New Delhi, India. Vande Bharat Express will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in 9 hours and 45 minutes. This includes stoppage time of 40 minutes each at Kanpur and Allahabad. The tickets for Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 can be booked online. The chair car ticket will cost Rs. 1,760 and the executive class fare will be Rs. 3,310. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA FEBRUARY 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, at New Delhi Railway Station, on February 15, 2019 in New Delhi, India. Vande Bharat Express will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in 9 hours and 45 minutes. This includes stoppage time of 40 minutes each at Kanpur and Allahabad. The tickets for Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 can be booked online. The chair car ticket will cost Rs. 1,760 and the executive class fare will be Rs. 3,310. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA FEBRUARY 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, at New Delhi Railway Station, on February 15, 2019 in New Delhi, India. Vande Bharat Express will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in 9 hours and 45 minutes. This includes stoppage time of 40 minutes each at Kanpur and Allahabad. The tickets for Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 can be booked online. The chair car ticket will cost Rs. 1,760 and the executive class fare will be Rs. 3,310. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA FEBRUARY 15: Prime Minister Narendra Modi flags off Vande Bharat Express, India's first semi-high speed train, at New Delhi Railway Station, on February 15, 2019 in New Delhi, India. Vande Bharat Express will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in 9 hours and 45 minutes. This includes stoppage time of 40 minutes each at Kanpur and Allahabad. The tickets for Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 can be booked online. The chair car ticket will cost Rs. 1,760 and the executive class fare will be Rs. 3,310. (Photo by Sanjeev Verma/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
NEW DELHI, INDIA FEBRUARY 15: Union Minister for Railways and Coal, Piyush Goyal inside the cockpit of the India's first semi-high speed train, the Vande Bharat Express en route to Varanasi, after it was flagged off by Prime Minister Narendra Modi from New Delhi Railway Station, on February 15, 2019 in New Delhi, India. Vande Bharat Express will travel from Delhi to Varanasi in 9 hours and 45 minutes. This includes stoppage time of 40 minutes each at Kanpur and Allahabad. The tickets for Vande Bharat Express or Train 18 can be booked online. The chair car ticket will cost Rs. 1,760 and the executive class fare will be Rs. 3,310. (Photo by Sonu Mehta/Hindustan Times via Getty Images)
Indian workers give final checks to the 'Train 18', a semi high speed train, as is set to roll out from the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai on October 29, 2018. - The Train 18 is manufactured at an approximate cost of 1 billion Indian rupees per rake, with about 80% Indian origin components in alignment with Indian Prime Ministers call for Make in India. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
Indian workers give final checks to the interior of a carriage of the 'Train 18', a semi high speed train, as is set to roll out from the Integral Coach Factory in Chennai on October 29, 2018. - The Train 18 is manufactured at an approximate cost of 1 billion Indian rupees per rake, with about 80% Indian origin components in alignment with Indian Prime Ministers call for Make in India. (Photo by ARUN SANKAR / AFP) (Photo credit should read ARUN SANKAR/AFP/Getty Images)
NEW DELHI,INDIA-NOVEMBER 14: India's first engineless semi-high-speed train 'Train 18', manufactured by Integral Coach Factory (ICF) is seen during a media preview at Safdarjung Railway Station in New Delhi. (Photo by Pankaj Nangia/India Today Group/Getty Images)
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"There seems to be disruption [possibly due to] cattle run over. It wasn't a scheduled commercial run," Reuters partner ANI said in a tweet citing the railways ministry.

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

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