Stampede at Surat railway station threw light upon the massive failure of Indian Railways to manage the pre-Diwali crows at railway stations and trains. The incident is not an isolated one as passengers with confirmed tickets are suffering while travelling in trains of different routes.
“Travelling in the same train and the situation is worse here… people are feeling suffocating and Ac also not working due overcrowded baugey. people are not able to sit at there own designated seats Train no. 12802 (Purushottam extress). No action till now by @IRCTCofficial,” wrote another passenger travelling in the same train.
“PNR 8900276502 Indian Railways Worst management Thanks for ruining my Diwali. This is what you get even when you have a confirmed 3rd AC ticket. No help from Police. Many people like me were not able to board. I want a total refund of ₹1173.95 @DRMBRCWR,” wrote @whoisanshul on X while tagging Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw.