Everyone likes fast-moving trains but do you really have what it takes to move a lightning fast train? Apparently, India does not. India’s fastest moving train «Vande Bharat Express», formerly known as Train 18, breaks down a day later after its launch. Quite embarrassing isn’t it? Well, unless you think being pelted with stones is more embarrassing for a train than breaking down. Yes, the same train has also been pelted with stones in the past.
Launched on Friday, breaks down on Saturday.
Delhi: Visuals of Prime Minister Narendra Modi onboard Vande Bharat Express (Train-18). pic.twitter.com/56HdybH6cS
— ANI (@ANI) February 15, 2019
Well, can you think of things that can last longer than India’s fastest train? Misbah-ul-Haq in a test match? Or perhaps the movie «Kabhi Khushi Kabhie Gham» ran longer than this train. The train couldn’t even last for a day and that is certainly a little embarrassing for India’s «fastest train». Indian PM Modi launched the train on 15th February 2019, the train stopped on 16th February 2019.
Well, the reason for its breakdown is also pretty embarrassing.
According to the sources, the reason for its breaking down as well, the disruption caused by cattle on the track which consequently resulted in jamming of the whole train. According to sources, there was also a foul smell and mild smoke which was due to an internal system failure. The train stopped 200 km from Delhi and will be taken to the nearest maintenance center possible. People were shifted on another train and it wasn’t even a commercial run, the train failed in a trial run.
That the indigenous train Vande Bharat Express (formerly known as Train 18), which was on its way from Varanasi to Delhi, days after it was flagged off by PM Modi, broke down after hitting a cow somehow sums up the last 5 years of this government
— Jairaj Singh (@JairajSinghR) February 16, 2019
Indians’ reaction is pretty sweet.
Koi baat nahi senorita baray baray shehron main aisi choti choti trains rukti rehti hain? Nope, still embarrassing.
Wow this is embarassing. This wasn't even a commercial run. The train broke down during a trial run itself! https://t.co/VgRZU8ZAaJ
— that civics guy (@Memeghnad) February 16, 2019
Oh well, this guy figured out the real reason.
Are they or are they not?
Cows are angry with bjp govt it seems???
— Radio,MD (@atheist_delhi) February 16, 2019
Things escalated pretty quickly.
From lightening speed, the fastest train, to breaking down and going powerless to going nowhere. So much for being the first engine-less train in India. And Indian’s are not coming slow!
It's a bird…it's a plane… no it's Vande Bharat Express breaking down a day after its launch. From "lightening" speed to powerless and going nowhere for now. ?♀️https://t.co/nz4BTMbErW
— Rupa Subramanya (@rupasubramanya) February 16, 2019
Show off more than efficiency?
Some Indians are really taking this seriously and blaming the government for being incompetent and just caring about showing off. Power failures in four couches, smokes and technical breakdowns all at once, just don’t seem very effective.
One day after Modi inaugurated India’s fastest train..
Complete power failure in four coaches, smoke coming out, major technical break down in the train.
This is what happens when a govt cares more about SHOW-OFF than real implementation! https://t.co/jWonTlS5Yd
— Dhruv Rathee (@dhruv_rathee) February 16, 2019
Like Ro Ro Ferry in Gujarat, Vande Bharat Express also broke down hours after operations began
The precise problem with this government is for them event is bigger than content
Code of conduct se pehle, kuch bhi inaugurate karlo. Passenger safety gaya tel lene
— Sid (@sidmtweets) February 16, 2019
Maybe this is what happens when you care about marketing and your government’s image rather than the services and efficiency.
Sorry, Modi jee.
Semi-high speed to almost no speed to totally no speed hogaya hai yeh tou. Well, it’s good that the problem has been identified in the trial run and will be sorted out hopefully before the commercial run so it doesn’t cause any inconvenience to the passengers.
India gets the first Semi High Speed Train, 'Vande Bharat Express.' https://t.co/dSZLJaoWRY
— Narendra Modi (@narendramodi) February 15, 2019
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