KANPUR: A very out of the ordinary ruckus was raised at the Kanpur Central Railway station when the train passengers made a complaint of inebriated TTE in their own not-so-unusual style. But it was more like a democratic protest.
It is vital to note that what has been protested by the lady travellers in the running train gained momentum with every the passengers’ support.
What they seriously opposed was overcharging by the pantry car delivery service.“Sit silently, otherwise, you will be thrown out of the train”, warned the drunken ticket examiner in the reserved bogey of the New Delhi bound Poorvanchal Sampark Kranti Express.
The travelling passengers merely tried to apprise of overcharging in the food items but the railway staff in the black coat went to the extent of intimidating them. Angered passengers burst into a rage with the rude behaviour of the drunken railways employee following the train’s arrival at the Central station here on Jan 8.
Two lady passengers of the sleeper coach no 6 attempted to complain the TTE of this anomaly. Was the TTE affected the most comfortable illusion of power?
They feared it was some kind of test. This train runs between Assam and New Delhi. It was running behind 32 hours late from its scheduled time. The train started its journey from Guwahati on January 6 and reached here on Jan 8.
On the rude manner of the ticket examiner, the passengers got enraged and created a ruckus at the Central station here. The disgruntled passengers even applied chain pulling two times. It was more of resentment than the adventure of stopping the train.
The RPF and the GRP personnel rushed to the station and pacified the agitating passengers. Without initiating any suitable action the railways officials were seen more interested in the departure of the train onwards.