RSS

‘Start pushing’, passengers asked

Thu, Nov 29, 2007

National, News

An Indian train driver came up with an original idea when the train he was driving broke down unexpectedly.

Rather than face the prospect of scores of frustrated passengers launching a chorus of complaints, the driver instead asked them to get out and push.

Many chose to get out of their seats and do just that, officials say.

It took them more than half an hour to move the electric train 12ft (4m) so that it touched live overhead wires and was able to resume its journey.

Momentum

“In so many years of service in the railways, I have never come across such a bizarre incident,” Deepak Kumar Jha, a spokesman for Indian Railways, told the Reuters news agency.

Officials say the extraordinary display of passenger power occurred on Tuesday in the eastern state of Bihar after a passenger pulled the train’s emergency chain, bringing it to a halt in a “neutral zone”.

This is a short length of track where there is no power in the overhead wires.

Correspondents say that a train’s momentum usually allows it to continue moving through neutral zones.

Source

This post was written by:

- who has written 290 posts on BT-G.com: The Everything Blog.

I'm a 22 year old guy blogging about things which I feel are important. Currently pursuing B.Tech in Biotechnology.

Contact the author

4 Comments For This Post

  1. Viki Yowell Says:

    Hello. magnificent job. I did not imagine this. This is a fantastic story. Thanks!… You made certain fine points there. I did a search on the topic matter and located the majority of folks will have the same opinion with your blog….

  2. premium account Says:

    Your epic IPA is best in the sierra summit of microbrews, and definitely the most beneficial ale locally in Tahoe. Retain tahoe stocked!!!

  3. revitol cream Says:

    I also had a buyer that needed to pay thru Spend Pal, she would fork out the transaction fee. I checked on Shell out Pal they haven’t any these types of thing, so I told the gal “fine though the vehicle stays listed here until the green is in my hands” which was the very last I heard from her. They have all kinds of angles .

  4. bail bondsman san antonio Says:

    Outstanding post, you might have pointed out some excellent points , I too conceive this s an extremely superior site.