X user shares video of overcrowded train, ‘Don’t malign image': Railways' reply | Latest News India - Hindustan Times
close_game
close_game

X user shares video of overcrowded train, ‘Don’t malign image': Railways' reply

Apr 20, 2024 10:15 PM IST

The video posted by the X user showed people blocking the pathway to the washroom and standing at the entry and exit doors inside a train.

A user took to social media platform X on Friday to share the video of an overcrowded train. Captioning the post, the user wrote, “This is not a general coach… This is not a sleeper coach…This is not a 3AC coach… This is a 2nd AC coach… The crowd has reached one of the most premium coaches of Indian Trains. Only First AC is left to be destroyed by @AshwiniVaishnaw…” The video captured by a passenger on the train showed people blocking the pathway to the washroom and standing at the entry and exit doors.

The video captured by a passenger on the train showed people blocking the pathway to the washroom and standing at the entry and exit doors.(X/Kapil)
The video captured by a passenger on the train showed people blocking the pathway to the washroom and standing at the entry and exit doors.(X/Kapil)

Reacting to the video, a user wrote, “We taxpayers are helpless in India. We work 12-14 hours a day, earn, give back 33% direct tax, 3% surcharge, 18% GST and other taxes and left with < 40% of what we hard earn, and get subpar public education, administrative systems, medical systems, social security, etc.”

Unlock exclusive access to the latest news on India's general elections, only on the HT App. Download Now! Download Now!

Meanwhile another commented, “And this is not the first time it's happening. I too had a harrowing experience where my whole family came standing for 6 hours from Mumbai to Vadodara inspite of having confirmed seats. All our complaints are falling on deaf ears. It's an insensitive government.”

In response, Indian Railways posted another video which it said was of the same coach. It wrote, “The present video of the coach. No overcrowding. Please don't malign the image of Indian Railways by sharing misleading videos.”

The post received mixed responses and has amassed around 2.5K likes and 1K retweets.

Reacting to the post put out by the ministry of railways a user wrote, “Do not misguide people with one or two videos. The problem is real, accept it and address it.” Meanwhile, another person commented, “Take legal action against those who share old videos and misleading videos, deliberately to tarnish image of Bharat on world platform. Specially when elections are going on, they do it to misguide masses to get political gain as well.”

Tell us what your First Vote will stand for in a short video & get a chance to be featured on HT’s social media handles. Click here to know more!

Get Current Updates on India News, Elections 2024, Lok Sabha Election 2024 Live, Election 2024 Date, Weather Today along with Latest News and Top Headlines from India and around the world.
SHARE THIS ARTICLE ON
Share this article
  • ABOUT THE AUTHOR
    author-default-90x90

    Follow the latest breaking news and developments from India and around the world with Hindustan Times' newsdesk. From politics and policies to the economy and the environment, from local issues to national events and global affairs, we've got you covered.

SHARE
Story Saved
Live Score
OPEN APP
Saved Articles
Following
My Reads
Sign out
New Delhi 0C
Friday, May 24, 2024
Start 14 Days Free Trial Subscribe Now
Follow Us On