Several passengers of Bandra Terminus ( Mumbai) - Haridwar Superfast Express train got down from the train and they started playing Garba on the platform at Ratlam railway station last night. Train reached at Ratlam at around 10.10 pm, almost 20 minutes before the schedule time. So, instead of waiting in the train, the passengers gathered on the platform to dance and overcome their boredom. The video went viral on social media in no time.
In the video, some people are seen playing garba on the railway platform. Actually, these were all passengers whose train had reached Ratlam before time.
"In the video, passengers are seen playing the Garba on platform number 6 of Ratlam station. Seeing people dancing in such a big figure at the same time, other people made a video of it and made it viral" said an official.
"In fact, all these people were going to Kedarnath by Bandra-Haridwar train at night. The train reached the station at Ratlam 20 minutes ago. In such a situation, this group of people of Gujarat got down at Ratlam station and started spending time doing Garba," further added officials.
They were in a group of around 85 to 90 people and travelling in last air-conditioned coach of the train. The train departed from Ratlam at 10.40 pm as per shedule. According to sources, passengers enjoyed around minutes on the platform.
It also caught the attention of Railways Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw. On Thursday, the minister of railways also shared the video. Within 7 hours the video got over a lakh of views and 1000 retweets.
Seeing this video of passengers, people are giving different types of reactions. Some people were surprised to see the passengers doing this kind of Garba at the station and critisiezd, while some people greeted it.
."Great Scenes!!One of the good thing that has happened in this govt. is punctuality. Trains speeds has increased. I do travel a lot and I have observed that train reaches station 45-50 mins before So, Will be a request to review the time table acc to new speed limits" (sic) tweeted Arun Kumar replying to the minister.
Shekhar Damale requested minister of railways to start instrumental music and song in air conditioned local trains running in Mumbai
"Sir, please start a instrumental songs and music in Mumbai all AC local trains or wifi service. And maintain these AC trains" ( sic) tweeted Damle in reply of minister of railways tweet on Thursdsy.
However another twiter user Shanker Sharma not happy with this " Are we turning our railway stations into dance bars. There must be some seriousness, duty bounded feelings and serving sentiments must be present in railway employees. Once you lose these qualities, your system will go to drains" ( (sic) tweeted Sharma.