Those travelling in the train said power went out in some coaches around 5 am, and the train was running at a sluggish pace before coming to a halt near Tundla around 6.30 am.
On Saturday, the train was flagged off by Modi from New Delhi Railway Station at 11.20 a.m.
Slated to begin its first commercial run tomorrow from here, the Rs 100 crore train faced "brake-binding" snag resulting in skidding of the wheel in its return journey from Varanasi.
The train, which was carrying mostly railway officials and journalists, eventually made it to New Delhi where repairs are expected to be made. Between trips the train will be serviced at NR's Shakur Basti DEMU depot in New Delhi.
The train manufactured by Integral Coach Factory in the period of 18 months under "Make in India" program can run up to a maximum speed of 160 kmph, officials said. All other systems of the train have also been thoroughly examined. It's also a reflection of the nation's fractious state that a stone was thrown at the prestigious train while on its speed trials. The train was returning to Delhi after completing a special trip, without any passengers.
As commercial operations of Vande Bharat Express commence today, tickets are already sold out for the next two weeks.
According to a statement released by India's Railway Ministry on Saturday, there were communication issues between the last four coaches and the rest of the train due to an "external hit".
Vande Bharat express, India's fastest, is set to replace the existing Shatabdi express rakes.
Adding up the green footprints, this fully "Make in India" train has regenerative braking system in the coaches which can save up to 30 per cent of electrical energy. The Vande Bharat Express has a top speed of around 100mph, making it significantly faster than any other train that is now operating in India.