The fully air conditioned super fast train was on its second run when the technical glitches developed in its engine about five kilometers before reaching the Katra railway station.
 
Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) of Ferozepur Division NC Goyal under whom the rail network in Jammu and Kashmir falls, said that the train had reached Katra at 7 am against the scheduled arrival time of 5.10 am.
    
Railway sources said that the Shri Shakti Express from New Delhi to Katra was stuck in a tunnel, about five kms before its destination Katra, due to failure of its engine inside the tunnel.
    
Since Katra is a new station from where train services were launched by Prime Minister Narendra Modi recently, another engine was rushed from Udhampur.

Goyal said he was awaiting the details of the delay and the engine failure, but added that the train had reached its destination about 100 minutes behind schedule.

The train was running late by about 35 minutes and another around 60 minutes was lost after the engine failed inside the tunnel about five kms before Katra Railway Station.
    
Northern Railway spokesperson Neeraj Sharma said the train was stuck due to engine failure.

"There was no problem in the tunnel or the line. Another engine was pressed into service to carry forward the journey," he said.

(JPN/Agencies)

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