Passengers asked to push train
sudheer poppa
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#1
| Senior brick in the wall

Passengers asked to push train

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

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.


More at...
http://edition.cnn.com/2007/WORLD/as...eut/index.html
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#2
| Macha Doabout Nothing Member
Does pushing a train qualify for a refund? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:
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#3
| retired
I knew those Garib Rath fares were too good to be true.:rolleyes:
#4
| Senior brick in the wall
There should be a new section for It only happens in Bihar!
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#5
| Senior Member
The more I read about India, the more I realise all things are possible.
Amazing India.
#6
| Loud Noisy Bird

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? [whoa] :eek:
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#7
| Senior Member

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.
#8
| Loud Noisy Bird
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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#9
| Macha Doabout Nothing Member

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. ;)
"After the battle, many new ghosts cry. The solitary old man murmurs in his grief." Du Fu
#10
| Maha Guru Member
Here in the U.K. the excuse for this problem would be "it was the wrong type of electricity!" :rolleyes:
#11
| The Lusty Wanderer...

Originally posted by: moo View Post

The more I read about India, the more I realise all things are possible.
Amazing India.



OMG..its Incredible India...[whoa] :D

now u whud be penalised by pushing the train....alone..:cool:
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#12
| Senior Member
That's why I love Govinda's song...It happens only in India :D
#13
| Member

Originally posted by: ba9rn View Post

Does pushing a train qualify for a refund? :rofl: :rofl: :rofl:

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!
#14
| Senior Member
Oh yeah 'incredible'.
Soz, it's an age thing.
#15
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"jahan paanv me payal,
haath me kangan,
ho maathe pe bindiya,
it happens only in india."

part of the song lyrics, now somebody please translate!
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