Vande Bharat express was flagged off to run from New Delhi to Varanasi 5 days a week & it covers the distance in just 8 hours. In its first maiden run, the train was running behind schedule. It was delayed by 1 hour and 25 minutes & reached Varanasi station at 3.25 pm instead of scheduled arrival at 2 pm. The reason was the fog as per a railway official. The Train 18 was delayed somewhere between New Delhi & Kanpur.