Train heading to Maharashtra goes 160 km in wrong direction, lands up in Madhya Pradesh
In what might appear to be a scene from a poorly-directed Bollywood potboiler, a train carrying around 1500 farmers to Maharashtra landed up in Madhya Pradesh. If you are scratching your head trying to figure out how can a train travel 160 km in the wrong direction, trust us, you are not alone. The farmers were on their way to Kota, but are now stranded in Banmore station near Gwalior and the authorities have no idea what to do with them. The farmers were returning from the Kisan Mukti Sansad, according to multiple reports.
The special train was arranged from Maharshtra for these farmers. The train had 1,494 farmers, including 200 women. The farmers had booked the train themselves for an amount of Rs 39 lakhs.
According to the News18 report, in a bizarre turn of events, the train received a wrong signal at Mathura station, and made its way to MP instead of its destination.
News18 quoted a passenger who said that went to sleep at night and when they woke up at 6 am, they were at Banmore station. Another passenger told News18 that they are likely to reach Maharshtra on Thursday.
When the passengers approached the station master, he said that he had no knowledge of the route plan and refused to give a green signal. After one and half hour, the increasingly impatient passengers created a commotion by stopping a goods' train.
The Kisan Mukti Sansad or the farmers' liberation parliament was attended by thousands of farmers who were demanding a one-time total farm debt waiver.