When the Railway Minister is trying hard to make train travel more convenient for people in the country, a train driver did otherwise.
MK Singh, the driver of a Mughalsarai bound train, left the train on the tracks to go home for lunch and a bath. At around 10 AM, Singh reached Buxar station. The train was scheduled for a twenty minute stop and was to then leave for Mughalsarai.
However, even after receiving the signal from the guard, the train did not move. The station master made several announcements for the driver to move the train so that other trains could reach the station, but all in vain.
The passengers were left stranded in unbearable heat and the driver did not come back for the next two and half hours. When asked, the driver had gone home for a meal and a change.
A railways employee, RK Singh, has set up an inquiry against the driver and has promised appropriate action. When the media at the station asked MK Singh about his actions, he shut the door to the engine room and drove the train away.
This kind of behavior is completely unacceptable and must be stopped. The two and a half hours halt must have cost thousands of taxpayers money, apart from making passengers suffer in heat.