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Wednesday, March 9, 2016

Staffers Physically Push Train Bogies to Platform

The sight of a car or even a bus being pushed is not uncommon on the streets of India. But what about a 1,000-tonne passenger train being moved in a similar manner. This is what happened in Barmer, Rajasthan, on Tuesday morning when coaches of a passenger train were moved back from the washing line, with railway employees putting their might to move the giant on the track.

Predictably, the video of the ‘heroic effort’ went viral on social media. The Railways was clearly the butt of jokes but officials turned the incident into a PR exercise of sorts, asserting that the job had to be done manually to avoid delays and cause minimum inconvenience to passengers.

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