Feb. 17 (UPI) -- India's fastest train broke down during its first trip back to New Delhi, the capital.
During the return Friday morning, it was forced to stop at Chamrola Station, about 120 miles away from the capital, because its brakes apparently jammed, the BBC reported.
India's Railway Ministry said in a statement the train encountered an "external hit," which India media said was possibly cattle on the track. NDTV reported there was no signs of damage to the front of the train.
The brakes failed and smoke was seen in the last four coaches. Power then was was lost on all cars.
After repairs, the "train was checked for faults and moved to Delhi," according to the statement.
Those on board -- mostly railway officials and journalists -- took another train to get back to Delhi.
The new train service began its commercial run Sunday. India's Railways Minister Piyush Goyal posted on Twitter that tickets were sold out for the next two weeks.
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! pic.twitter.com/LwokUNHRJj- Piyush Goyal (@PiyushGoyal) February 17, 2019
Based upon positive feedback" on the initial run, Goyal said Friday he has decided to order 100 more trains for shorter routs.
Traveling at nearly 100 mph, the trip between New Delhi and Varanasi takes eight hours. Other slower trains take more than 11 hours to make the trip.
"This is the true strength of India," Modi said as he inaugurated the train Thursday. "This is the strength of the Vande Bharat Express. Friends, in the last four and a half years, through hard work and honesty, we have tried to change the Indian railways."