A 82-year-old train traveler hung in ‘unstitched fabric’ and ‘dhoti’ was denied passage into Delhi-bound Kanpur-New Delhi Shatabdi Express on Thursday morning, regardless of having an affirmed ticket.
The traveler Ram Awadh Das blamed the Government Railways Police (GRP) of not giving him a chance to board the train as he was dressed ‘in an unexpected way’. Notwithstanding, he didn’t make reference to it (that he was precluded passage on the grounds that from securing his dress) in the composed objection to North Central Railways (NCR).
“I am shocked. It seems as if we are still living in the British era. Though I had the ticket, still the GRP personnel and the coach attendant denied me entry into the train as I was dressed differently. I am aghast and pained at their behaviour,” said Ram Awadh Das, a diviner who hails from Barabanki and was going from Etawah to Ghaziabad.
Das said he continued demanding that he had an affirmed ticket yet without any result “They said ‘Baba tum galat train mein chadh gaye ho (you have stepped into a wrong train). Your train is in Kanpur and will reach Etawah in next couple of hours’,” he included.
The occurrence was accounted for at Etawah station from where Ram Awadh Das, whose PNR no. was 2164371556 and who had an affirmed seat (No 71) in C2 mentor, should board. Das had a booking from Etawah to Ghaziabad, where he was going to see his devotees.
“Baba visits our residence in Etawah every rainy season to carry out a religious ceremony and then he was supposed to board Shatabdi to leave for Ghaziabad,” said Sujata Dubey, a staunch supporter of Ram Awadh Das. She said Das initially had a place with Barabanki region.
In the composed protest, the diviner accused the GRP work force and a chaperon for not giving him a chance to board the train.
“By the time I reached another coach, the train left,” states the diviner’s grumbling documented at Etawah station.
Boss open connection official (CPRO) NCR Ajit Kumar Singh said according to the request the older traveler had wrongly boarded power vehicle and was advised to board another mentor. Since the train had only two-minute stoppage at Etawah station, it left when he figured out how to achieve another mentor.
Be that as it may, Singh said there was have to direct the staff at the station and to sharpen them towards old train travelers. They ought to have guided him to the correct mentor.