India’s fastest train, Train 18, which was not even open for public service yet was pelted with stones on Thursday.
The train was on a trial run between Delhi and Agra and was scheduled to be flagged off by PM Modi on December 29th.
Sudhanshu Mani, General Manager of the Integral Coach Factory tweeted that the train was running at a speed of 180 km/h, when some vandal threw a stone breaking a window glass.
Train 18 running at 180 km/h bet Delhi and Agra at this time…Srinivas, the Chief Design Enginner of ICF is in the cab, they touched 181 kmh for record sake 😊…some vandal threw a stone breaking a glass, hope we nab him. pic.twitter.com/YXpqUS6qqC— ManiSudhanshu (@ManiSudhanshu58) December 20, 2018
This is the reason why we can’t have nice things, BTW.
According to NDTV, Train 18 is the country’s first engine-less train and is designed to replace Shatabdi trains. It’s supposed to run between Delhi and Varanasi.
Twitter is equally enraged over this idiotic menace. Many high ranking officials have tweeted their disgust over the act, as well.
Vandalism may not be our culture, but tolerating vandalism is. A stone pelter broke the window of Train 18, the fastest train of India during trials between New Delhi & Agra today. I salute his parents and teachers, who have brought up this talented fella. pic.twitter.com/0AoWDEvS9T— Shubhranshu (@shubhranshuu) December 20, 2018
Ppl say that India is a Nation of Uneducated, Filthy & Uncouth people but I retorted but today it seems they were always rightStone pelted at India’s fastest train, Train 18 during a trial run from Delhi to Agra.This nation deserves any developments?Pathetic pplvia Manish pic.twitter.com/fx32IjglRW— #GauravPradhan 🇮🇳 (@DrGPradhan) December 20, 2018
Shame! India’s first train set Train 18 vandalised by unknown stone pelters between Agra-Delhi on trial run. pic.twitter.com/1aY1H2kQLZ— Rajendra B. Aklekar (@rajtoday) December 20, 2018
India’s first engine-less semi-high speed train, Train 18, has been vandalized by stone pelting even before it’s inauguration & first run.People don’t care for public property, responsibility & duties, and then they demand for Ache Din.— Anshul Saxena (@AskAnshul) December 20, 2018
Shame! India’s first train set #Train18 vandalised by unknown stone pelters between Agra-Delhi on trial run.What joy do we Indians get by vandalising public property? We Really Do Not Deserve Good Things…. pic.twitter.com/Pdt0JP5kci— Ketan Nardhani (@ketan83) December 20, 2018
Incredible India, indeed.