Watch video: Passengers break Kaifiyat Express door's glass after ticketless passengers block entry

The viral video has sparked outrage online, with netizens expressing their anger at the apparent disregard for ticketing regulations.

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Mayank Kasyap
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New Delhi: A troubling video circulating on social media platform X shows a chaotic scene aboard the Kaifiyat Express (train number 2226 - KAIFIYAT EXP), traveling from Old Delhi to Azamgarh. The footage captures the aftermath of a tense situation where passengers with valid tickets were reportedly denied entry into an AC coach by ticketless travelers already occupying the doorway.

Tempers flare as frustration mounts

The video reveals a shattered glass door on the train's AC coach. According to reports, the situation escalated after passengers with confirmed reservations were prevented from boarding the coach due to ticketless individuals blocking the entrance. The frustration of the rightful ticketed passengers boiled over, culminating in the destruction of the coach's door.

Netizens divided on blame

The viral video has sparked outrage online, with netizens expressing their anger at the apparent disregard for ticketing regulations. The blame game has also begun, with some users pointing fingers at the Railway authorities for lax security, while others highlight the role of the Train Ticket Examiner (TTE) in managing passenger flow and preventing unauthorized boarding. There's also a section of social media users questioning the decision of ticketed passengers to travel during peak season without confirmed reservations, potentially adding to the chaos.

Urgent need for solutions

This incident raises serious concerns about passenger safety and highlights the challenges faced by Indian Railways during peak travel times. A multi-pronged approach is needed to address this issue. Increased security measures to deter ticketless travel, stricter enforcement by TTEs, and improved passenger communication regarding confirmed reservations are all crucial steps.