Skip to main content

Train Waits as Driver takes Bath in India

This is going to shock you, surprise you, and may even make you laugh. In India, an incident, never ever heard before has come up, where a train waited couple of hours to start running since its driver had gone for bathing.

Train number 63227 Patna mughalsarai was halting at Buxar railway station on its route. The train had reached the station 5 minutes before its scheduled time. After 10 minutes of mandatory halt, the signal panel controller flagged a green signal, but  the train never got started.

Few passengers and even local railway staff noticed it. And when even after 20 more minutes the train stayed put, an announcement was made on platform, that the driver of the 6327 UP train should start the train.

waiting train
A man showing his frustration even as others wait for train to get started


But the announcement had no effect on the status of the train and it stayed there, not moved even an inch.

This is where Indian railway authorities started to take the matter a bit seriously. After bit of investigation it was found that driver had gone for a bath.

Meanwhile the passengers continued to get frustrated and confused. After all they were waiting for a long long time for train to move. They saw many a passenger trains overtake their train as they left stranded on the station.

When few passengers went to railway enquiry room to know about the reason of delay, they were told that loco pilot has gone for a bath. This was made public by announcing system too. After hearing it, already frustrated passengers, got agitated.

Travelers couldn't believe what  they were hearing. It was more that 1 and half hours since the train was stationed at the same place. Later when people got more agitated, to defuse the situation, railway made more announcements asking people to keep calm.

But all this further worsened the situation. People now wanted a piece of railway's panel controller.

Seeing the situation getting out of control, railway made another announcement - "Controller has gone to take a lunch," another big mistake. People were red hot this time.

Finally though, the guard and train driver MK Singh returned after taking a long bath and food. The train departed 2 hrs 12 minutes late after arriving 5 minutes before scheduled time.

What can you say about this incident?

We can only say "It happens only in India".

Comments

Popular posts from this blog

IRCTC Registration for New Users

New users can signup on IRCTC easily by filling up the irctc registration form online at railway registration (railway booking site). By creating new account for themselves, users can do ticket booking using the online passenger reservation system.

The steps below will guide users on how to do irctc registration.

The process to register on irctc is easy and free. You can also watch the following video which summarize the process for new user registration on Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) online e-ticketing site.



Go to homepage of irctc.co.in and look for 'signup' option.Users will then need to fill an online form. All the fields with (*) are mandatory to be filled. Special care must be taken while filling in email id and mobile number fields. Provide valid email and mobile as user id, password, and an activation link will be sent to registered E-Mail id and mobile verification code will be sent at registered mobile number by SMS message.Submit the form…

Why even hackers don't hack IRCTC ?

The irctc.co.in site - the official railway ticket booking site of India belonging to Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has never been hacked, and there is very less chance of anyone attempting to do so. This might sound strange to you.

In a country like India where due to abundance of talented IT and programming talent, the claim that no one will even attempt to hack IRCTC doesn't seem right.

Especially when there are great benefits of doing so.



Of course new programmers do get excited and try and hack a website. After all what it requires is some good and intelligent programming. Although there are no known hacks, some well known hackers might be considering making an autobot that will just require to fill in captcha at the time of ticket booking. Basically on one single click the bot will automatically try to book Tatkal ticket at 10 am and will prompt you only for captcha. Captcha can also be bypassed though. No one has yet created such a hack. However …

Why use Paytm for IRCTC railway booking payment

There are many options available to users when it comes to make payment for buying railway tickets online. Paytm is brand new option which has become already popular among the customers of railway.

Paytm is actually an online wallet where you can store money and use it to make quick recharges, pay bills, do shopping, send money to friends & pay for various services like Uber, MakeMyTrip, BookMyShow & others. Best part is that it is completely secure digital payment option.

Please note that - as of now IRCTC disables all cash card/e-wallet options including IRCTC prepaid cards from 8 am to 12 noon. So you can book your tickets on the site with your Paytm Wallet after 12 pm.



Most of you who regularly use IRCTC online ticketing system for railway and flight booking would be aware of the fact that IRCTC has its own eWallet. We have already explained how to use IRCTC eWallet for faster tatkal booking. Then what is the reason for IRCTC to go for another eWallet, a third party digit…