Passengers asked to push train

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I think Laalu's innovative management is being cascaded well into the organisation.

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Hundreds of Indian rail passengers got more than they had bargained for when the driver of their train asked them to get out and push.

It took more than half an hour to move the stalled electric train 12 feet (4 meters) so that it touched live overhead wires and was able to resume its journey, officials said on Wednesday.
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Does pushing a train qualify for a refund?
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I knew those Garib Rath fares were too good to be true.
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Originally Posted by sudheer poppa View Post There should be a new section for It only happens in Bihar!
Was their luggage still there when they got back on the train?
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sketchy details

No mention of location, train name and/or how many passengers pushed. I would expect a relief loco to come and rescue. Will take this news with a pinch of salt.
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I wouldn't expect a Reuters news item to be completely wrong. It might have been quite a few hours before another engine reached the spot.
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post I wouldn't expect a Reuters news item to be completely wrong.
It does sound plausible. They don't say what happened to the passenger who pulled the emergency chain. I would expect they were lynched, or forced to provide the hardest push.
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Here in the U.K. the excuse for this problem would be "it was the wrong type of electricity!"
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OMG..its Incredible India...

now u whud be penalised by pushing the train....alone..
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Originally Posted by ba9rn View Post Does pushing a train qualify for a refund?
Well, it's a fact that e.g. you're in an A/C compartment and the a/c fails, you are entitled to a refund of part of the fare. (The procedure is well laid out in IR's "Trains at a Glance" for those who don't believe me). Taking off from there, since train fares are based on kms travelled, technically the passengers wud be entitled to a refund for the proportional distance that they did not travel ON the train, but were pushing it instead!
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Oh yeah 'incredible'.
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