Delhi bound Shatabdi Express did leave Bhopal railway station at its scheduled time (2.45 pm) on Thursday but only with a hiccup to leave its passengers fuming and fussing for almost half an hour.
It so happened that the train engine moved as the signal turned green but lo! the bogies were left behind.
It was about 20-25 meters run when the driver realized that something was amiss and much to his surprise he found the bogies missing behind him.
The engine returned to the railway station and the engine was attached again with the bogies when the train left for Delhi. In the process the train was delayed for about half an hour.
The railway sources said the engine was attached with the bogies but somehow the hook got detached.
When contacted Bhopal railway station master Pradeep Kumar refused to comment.