You agree or not but in all the journeys, be it by bus, road or air, train journey is the most comfortable one. That’s because, at least you can lie on your berth and sleep. But, what if you have your seat next to a passenger who has little control over his/her bodily sound.
This is what exactly happened with the passengers in a 3rd AC coach of LTT-Darbhanga Pawan Express. The passengers created a ruckus over their fellow passenger who was snoring very loudly and disturbing their sleep.
What they did can be thought as a fit punishment for the snoring passenger. The offending passenger was made to stay awake since 4 am till the noon the next day so that the others could sleep, with or without snoring.
The passenger, identified only by his first name, Ramchandra, however, took the whole thing in his stride and decided not to lodge a complaint against his fellow travellers for forcing him to stay up for five to six hours on the LTT-Darbhanga Pawan Express, a leading daily reported.
The incident was confirmed by Ganesh S Virha, Chief Ticket Inspector of the Jabalpur division of the West Central Railway. He further confirmed that Mr Ramchandra wasn't offended by the 'punishment' and even refused to file any complaint with the Government Railway Police (GRP).
"I got to know about the commotion when I took charge of the coach at Jabalpur at around 5 am (on Thursday last)," Mr Virha told PTI. "The train was a bit late and when I entered the coach, passengers briefed me about the heated argument that took place during the night journey. Ramchandra said he was persuaded by fellow passengers not to sleep for some time."
The bizarre but hilarious incident, which would strike the right chord with many train passengers, took place on the B-2 coach of LTT-Darbhanga Pawan Express while it reached Jabalpur station around 4 am last Thursday.