Railway Official Posts Image of Toddlers Seated on Snack Trays in Vande Bharat Express, Criticizes Misuse of Train Amenities in Viral Post.
Railway Official Voices Concern Over Misuse of Amenities in Vande Bharat Express.In a departure from the usual passenger complaints about railway services and food, a railway official, Mr. Ananth Rupanagudi, has taken to social media to express his disapproval of a particular passenger’s misuse of railway property. Rupanagudi posted a picture on a microblogging platform showing two children seated on a snack tray in the Vande Bharat Express, with their parents visible in front of them.
One of the main reasons for breaking of snack trays or defective snack trays in #VandeBharat and other trains! Even with photographic evidence, whiners would say that I pass on the blame only to passengers! #IndianRailways #Responsibility #passengers pic.twitter.com/ykv0VNED9a
— Ananth Rupanagudi (@Ananth_IRAS) November 22, 2023
In his post, the railway bureaucrat expressed concern, stating, “One of the main reasons for the breaking of snack trays or defective snack trays in #VandeBharat and other trains! Even with photographic evidence, critics often accuse me of blaming only passengers! #IndianRailways #Responsibility #passengers.”
The post garnered over 80,000 views and a thousand likes, prompting several users to provide suggestions for enforcing stricter norms for such passengers. One user commented on the unfortunate behavior, while another questioned the possibility of imposing restrictions or fines, including for littering. Sharing his perspective, Mr. Rupanagudi acknowledged the potential for stricter enforcement but highlighted its limitations. He emphasized the need to sensitize staff to encourage passengers to use fittings and amenities responsibly.
A user suggested that the railway authorities should post a similar incident with information about the parents being fined for misconduct, a sentiment echoed by others. Comments ranged from emphasizing the importance of common sense and understanding the purpose of amenities to expressing disappointment in the casual and irresponsible behavior toward public properties. Some users stressed the need for parents to instill better discipline in their children and urged passengers to take responsibility for maintaining railway property. Amidst the discussion, a user reminded that while blaming the government and railways for defects is easy, passengers should also play a role in caring for public assets and avoiding such incidents.