India's new high-speed train broke down on its first journey a day after the ceremony by Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
Vande Bharat Express, which is in India's half-speed train category and runs up to 180 per hour in trials, failed during the return journey from Delhi to Varanasi.
The fault in the train was found to be due to the self-tightening of the brakes. A rail spokesman had suggested that the train might have hit a cow before the source of the problem was identified. Immediately after the braking of the brakes, the mechanics found smoke in the last four carriages of the train, and all cars were switched off.
Since the train was the first journey, there were many journalists and railway officers on the train. Railway officials and journalists on the train were taken to Delhi by another train.
The train is expected to shorten the travel time between Delhi and Varanasi by six hours, reducing the journey time from 10-11 to 4-5 hours.