Mumbai, July 27: A shocking footage an auto rickshaw moving on a railway station platform went viral on social media, leaving the netizens confused. While it was an apparent breach of rules, the clip came to light on a day when train services have been severely affected in Mumbai, cutting apart various parts of the city.
News channels have confirmed that the video was shot at Mumbai's Shahad station, which is located next to Kalyan on the Central local railway line. The three-wheeler could be seen moving on the platform while the train services are discontinued due to the waterlogging over the tracks. Catch Live Updates of Mumbai Rains Here.
An official statement from the Central Railways is awaited over the footage -- which has left the authorities with much to answer.
Video of Auto Rickshaw Moving on Railway Platform:
— Tv9 Gujarati (@tv9gujarati) July 27, 2019
Twitter Left Confused:
Wow. How and why is the rickshaw on the platform? https://t.co/niBQlerWFG
— Manoj Pillai (@79man) July 27, 2019
Can't Stop Laughing:
😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂😂 rickshaw leke aaya ye direct platform pe.. https://t.co/dITRSVWW0L
— आलू बोंडा (@ek_aalu_bonda) July 27, 2019
'New Service by Railway?'
Thats so grt to see a auto rickshaw on a railway platform at shahad...jst rcd a forward...is it a new service by railway? @RaiWaddingham @Central_Railway @RailMinIndia @mumbairailusers @PiyushGoyal @PiyushGoyalOffc pic.twitter.com/4UWFbRnVFq
— chowkidar Dhruv Ajmera (@AjmeraDhruv) July 27, 2019
Twitterati Seek Answer
— Prakash Pandya (@prakashpandya7) July 27, 2019
Notably, the Central line of Mumbai locals has been worst affected due to the incessent rainfall over the last 24 hours. In Badlapur, which lies few stops away from Shahad, the Kolhapur-bound Mahalaxmi Express was left stranded amid deluge in Chimtoli.
The rescue operation, which was initiated in the wee hours of Saturday, was completed in the afternoon with all 700 passengers being successfully rescued.