Diwali Rush: Ticketless & Drunk People Molest Women, Reports A Student On Train From Chennai

by Shreya Rathod
Diwali Rush: Ticketless & Drunk People Molest Women, Reports A Student On Train From Chennai

In India, crowded trains are common, but this Diwali, things have gotten much more crazy. The huge crowd entering passenger trains without a valid ticket was insane. In addition, a lot of ticketed passengers were unable to board the train as a result. On Saturday, Ch Kumar Satya Chandramouli, a student from Chennai, was scheduled to travel by rail to his hometown in Andhra Pradesh for Diwali. However, when he got closer to his coach, he initially thought it was a regular compartment. He shared details of this overcrowded train journey during this Diwali.

Diwali Rush: Student Shares A Video Of Crowded Train

In a Moneycontrol report, the 19-year-old student shared that the train was extremely crowded and there was barely any place to move. In fact, he had to argue for 15 minutes with those people who were occupying his seat. But there were so many bags left by others which left barely any place to sit. He also shared a video of the train packed with passengers, even in the toilet and hallway. Moreover, he also revealed that people were sitting inside the toilet and it was filthy with no water available.

In addition, he claimed that some of the ticketless passengers were drinking and smoking. He stated that he witnessed a guy trying to grope a woman who was attempting to exit the train as he was smoking. He tried to protect her as he was leaving from the same station, but she was obviously uncomfortable.

When questioned if he had contacted the Indian Railways for assistance, he replied that he had phoned the helpline number and had been informed that personnel would assist in removing the coach of passengers without tickets at the next stop. Regardless, no assistance was provided. Further, he revealed that neither RPF officers nor ticket checkers were present. Despite paying the entire cost, he was hardly able to sit, let alone sleep.

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Other Videos Also Surfaced On Social Media

Despite possessing a valid 3-tier AC ticket, a man from Gujarat, 27, was compelled to exit his train by a group of unofficial passengers. Anshul Sharma was meant to travel home to Ratlam for Diwali with his elderly parents, but instead, he was laughed at, abused, and forced to watch as the crammed train leaving the Vadodara station took him away. Additionally, he told Moneycontrol about his experience and expressed disbelief at the crammed train full of people without tickets.

Several of these situations have occurred across the nation, and outraged passengers have taken to social media to share videos of the packed trains and criticise the Railways for their poor management.

Numerous reports exist of passengers boarding reserved train coaches without tickets. While legitimate passengers with confirmed tickets endured incredibly uncomfortable trips or were forced to give up their seats and miss the trains entirely, despite special trains being run to ease the holiday strain.

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Please share your experience travelling by rail during the holidays in the comments section below.

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