Railways calls Video Shared by X User as "Misleading" Amid Overcrowding Claims

A clash erupted on microblogging platform X between a user named Kapil and the Railway Ministry regarding a viral video depicting an overcrowded 2nd AC sleeper coach, purportedly filled with ticketless travelers. Kapil criticized the situation, claiming the incident had marred one of India's premier coach standards, with only First AC remaining untouched.

He shared a video of the packed Kashi Express on April 14, highlighting passengers obstructing pathways and standing at entry and exit points. Kapil tagged Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, urging intervention due to inadequate AC functionality caused by open doors.

"Misleading": Railways After X User Shares Video Of Overcrowded Train

Responding, the Ministry shared a current video on Saturday, revealing no overcrowding, and cautioned against sharing misleading content that could tarnish Indian Railways' reputation. Kapil countered, stating the Ministry's attempt to discredit an incident from April 14 using a present video wouldn't deter people from exposing subpar railway services.

Railways Prepares for Busiest Summer Yet with Increased Train Trips

On Friday, the Railway Ministry announced a 43% increase in summer train trips compared to last year. This initiative aims to accommodate a higher number of passengers, ensuring they can reach their destinations comfortably.

The Railway Ministry announced on Friday a substantial increase in summer train trips, aiming to accommodate more passengers seeking to reach their destinations comfortably. Operating a record-breaking 9,111 trips this season marks a significant jump from the 6,369 trips offered in the summer of 2023, underscoring Indian Railways' dedication to meeting growing passenger needs.

Among these trips, the Western Railway will run the highest number at 1,878, closely followed by the North Western Railway with 1,623 trips. Additional significant trip volumes will be managed by the South Central Railway (1,012 trips) and the East Central Railway (1,003 trips).

Also read: Indian Railways: Net-Zero Carbon Emission Ambitions by 2030

All zonal railways nationwide are prepared to handle this surge in travel, catering to the summer rush from states like Tamil Nadu, Maharashtra, Gujarat, Odisha, West Bengal, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Telangana, Jharkhand, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, and Delhi, ensuring passengers can journey seamlessly to their destinations.

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