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Indian train travels hundreds of kilometers in the wrong direction


Published on Sep 12, 2011

Indian commuters were left nonplussed last week when they found themselves nearly 1,000km. away from their intended destination after their train took them in completely the wrong direction. The Times of India reports that the locomotive departed form Tirupati in southern India last Tuesday with hundreds of passengers intending to arrive in the eastern city of Bhubaneswar, before heading further north to Varanasi. Instead, the train pulled into Warangal in the centre of the country on Wednesday morning, 980km east of Bhubaneswar. The misguided express train had managed to cross three of India's railway divisions undetected after the “special service” was given the wrong destination codes. The train was subsequently rerouted and eventually completed its 2,300 km journey.

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