Passengers push train for restart in Bihar
Buxar, May 16 (UNI) It may sound unbelievable but passengers literally pushed a train for restart in Bihar.
The bizarre incident took place between Banahi and Raghunathpura railway stations under Danapur division of the East Central Railway yesterday.
Most of the passengers of a Buxar-bound EMU local (565 UP) from Patna alighted from their coaches responding to the request of the driver and physically pushed the empty train forward by about three to four mt to get it connected with the live electric overhead wire for restarting the engine.
The drama began after the train suddenly came to a halt following a chain pull in an open field between two remote stations, situated about 70 km from the capital town.
But as the engine failed to start because a portion of overhead wire had no supply of electricity, the driver finding no alternative sought the passengers' cooperation to push forward the train.
Though stunned by the request at the beginning, later some passengers realised the gravity of the situation and agreed to the request.
An ECR spokesman termed the incident as the most unlikely in the history of Indian Railways.