The brother of a girl, whose exam was scheduled to be held at 12 noon but her train was delayed due to fog, tweeted to the Indian Railways that ran the train at increased speed and she was able to take the exam. This incident happened on February 5, 2021 where Nazia Tabassum, a resident of Mau, Uttar Pradesh was on her way to the exam in Varanasi. Nazia Tabassum, a resident of Mau, had her Centre for the examination in Varanasi.
Nazia had a reservation in Chhapra-Varanasi Intercity Special (05111) which on the exam day was supposed to reach at Mau Railway Junction at 6:25 am. But the train 05111 was running late by nearly 3 hours due to fog. As the train had not reached Mau even after 8 am, Tabassum informed her brother Anwar Jamal that the exam is going to be missed due to the delay in the Train.
After this, Jamal tweeted to the Railways and informed that the examination would be missed if the train did not reach on time. The Railways took note of Jamal’s tweet and ran the 2.5-hour delayed train at full speed to reach Varanasi by 11 am. Speaking to ANI, Nazia Tabassum said, “My examination was from 12 noon at Vallabh Vidyapeeth Balika Inter College in Varanasi.
The train in which I had a reservation was running more than 2.5 hours late. Then, I called my brother and he tweeted to the Railways for help.” Tabassum said after her brother’s tweet, Railways called her and assured her that she would reach on time.
Finally, she reached the examination Centre in Varanasi 45 minutes before the examination was to begin. According to Anwar Jamal, they sought help from the Railways through a tweet and within 10 minutes, railway authorities made a call on his sister’s phone and assured us that they would reach on time. The train arrived at Mau at 9:18 am and reached Varanasi by 10:57 am.”
Incidents like these show the power and reach social media in today’s world.