A video of a man trying to do a stunt before a moving train in India’s financial hub of Mumbai, shared by the federal Ministry of Railways, shows the man escaped death by a whisker.
Footage of a boy who came within inches of being hit by a train at Diva station,Central Railway.— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) February 17, 2020
Crossing tracks to save a few minutes is a life or death decision. Despite lifts, escalators,FOBs some people risk their life.
Trespassing tracks is punishable offence,dont do it ! pic.twitter.com/eCQ2ywaDTK
While the ministry chose to impart wisdom on the issue, trying to dissuade people from crossing railway tracks to save a few minutes, Twitter users mocked the young man and the state of Indian Railways.
Inspired by Salman bhai😜— Sachin Gupta (@sach7166) February 17, 2020
According to him,— MAAHI M (@MAAHI_M963) February 17, 2020
Time is very important than breathe , live. pic.twitter.com/Y9Kfhwv6Hn
Escalator can't even bear the load bridge r jam packed getting out of stn it takes another 15 min. That's y people take risk by jumping tracks. Unless you don't come n visit u won't understand the pain of missing a train. Make a surprise visit during peak hours Mr. Minister.— vinith kaimal (@vinithkaimal) February 17, 2020
Chk out the crowd increase train during peak hours not after 12 pm. Forget travelling just have a surprise visit n check How pathetic the situation is during peak hours nsp virar or any suburban stn no place 2 stand people stand on there toe. Pls DO SOMETHING— vinith kaimal (@vinithkaimal) February 17, 2020
Indian Railways responded saying that “trespassing tracks is a punishable offence, don’t do it!” According to information shared by the federal Railway Ministry with Parliament, in 2018 nearly 50,000 people lost their lives on railway tracks, hit by trains.