Vande Bharat reaches Varanasi 1 hr 25 minutes late

India’s first semi high-speed train, Vande Bharat Express, arrived in Varanasi on its first commercial run from New Delhi an hour and 25 minutes behind schedule because of fog on Sunday.

A railway official, who did not wish to be named, said the train was delayed somewhere between New Delhi and Kanpur.

The passengers, who arrived in Varanasi, lauded facilities on the train but suggested an improvement in the quality of food served.

Separately, railway minister Piyush Goyal referred to Rahul Gandhi’s tweet a day earlier over the train’s breakdown and said the Congress chief had insulted India’s intelligence and hard work by mocking Make in India.

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