On Monday, the Ministry of Railways tweeted a survey claiming the majority feel the condition of Indian Railways has improved in the last three years. The claim comes just a week after two derailments in Uttar Pradesh which claimed many lives.
Indian Railways, the world’s fourth-largest rail network, ferries millions of passengers every day, but, against the claim, doesn’t have a good safety record. In the last three years, at least 650 people have died in train accidents and there have been around 115 train accidents on an average every year in the last three years.
The tweet which came after a week of two major train accidents did not go well with netizens and they started counting the failures of Indian Railways. Social media immediately started questioning the authenticity of the survey claiming that they can prove with plenty of examples that the survey is fake and that the Ministry of Railways should not indulge in a publicity exercise with fake data.
People have also drawn attention towards the increasing fares of trains. Some said that they are paying dynamic charges for being a common man.
A man also complained about unauthorised vendors selling overrated food items at the railway station with the help of railway staffs.