As the news of break down of Vande Bharat Express, India’s first semi high speed train, spread and was reported, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal shared a video of the train, also dubbed Train 18, leaving the New Delhi Railway Station.
It need be mentioned that Vande Bharat Express was halted on its way from Varanasi to Delhi for over three hours.
Railway Minister Goyal also added that tickets for the next two weeks were already sold out.
“Vande Bharat Express left Delhi for Varanasi today morning on its first commercial run. Tickets sold out for the next two weeks already. Get yours today!” Piyush Goyal tweeted.
The Vande Bharat Express came to a stop for over three hours on Saturday at the Chamraula station in Uttar Pradesh because of a technical issue caused due to an “external hit”, the Indian Railways said. The incident had triggered a political war of words on Twitter.
But a tweet from Congress President Rahul Gandhi made it into a political war of words as well.
“Modiji, I think Make in India needs a serious rethink. Most people feel it has failed. I assure you that we in the Congress are thinking very deeply about how it will be done,” Congress President had tweeted.
But Railway Minister Piyush Goyal was quick with his retort.
“Such a shame that you choose to attack the hard work and ingenuity of Indian engineers, technicians and labourers. It is this mindset which needs a reset. ‘Make In India’ is a success and a part of crores of Indian lives. Your family had 6 decades to think, wasn’t that enough?” the Railways Minister had tweeted.