A man from Gujarat, on way to his hometown in Ratlam, MP, was pushed out of his train due to overcrowding, despite having a confirmed AC 3 Tier ticket.
The 27-year-old victim identified as Anshul Sharma later took to X, the former Twitter platform, to express his annoyance at Indian Railways’ poor performance at the Vadodara railway station, where the incident took place.
As per information from the X handle of Anshul Sharma, ‘PNR 8900276502’. Indian Railways Worst Management. Thanks for ruining my Diwali. This is what you get even when you have a confirmed 3rd AC ticket. No help from the Police. Many people like me were not able to board. I want a total refund of Rs 1173.95.’
Sharma further added that he was thrown from the train by the labour crowd. They prevented anyone from boarding the train by locking the doors. The police laughed at the situation and said emphatically that they couldn’t help him.
After that, Sharma made an unsuccessful attempt to get in touch with the passenger helpline centres and the Railways. Anshul Sharma went on to say that he wanted the Railways to reimburse him for his Rs 1,173.95, highlighting the fact that his tickets had been raised and deemed resolved without even offering a resolution.
Many ‘X’ users vented their anger on the Railways blaming it for utter mismanagement during festive season.
A user Lokesh Reddy replied, “Dude you should demand free travel for life.. this is such a disaster to face after having a booked premium class ticket.”
Another user Abhishek Gureja wrote, “Indian Railways should be taken to court, no one does it and they get away with shoddy work.”
Earlier on November 11, a 40-year-old man died while two were hospitalised following the chaos that occurred when passengers were boarding a Bihar-bound special train for the upcoming Chhath festival at Surat railway station in Gujarat.
Passengers rushed to board the Tapti Ganga Express train from Surat railway station in the morning, causing chaos in which some people fainted.
It is pertinent to mention here that despite standing in line for 48 hours, many passengers have been unable to get a seat on trains back home.
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