In an amazing incident, the train in South India traveled 980kms in the wrong direction without anyone noticing it had lost its way.
The train left the southern town of Tirupati on Wednesday for the eastern city of Bhubaneswar, where it was due to swing north to its eventual destination of Varanasi, a city in northeastern India, The Times of India reported.
But confused passengers noticed something was amiss yesterday when it chugged into Warangal – a central Indian city on an entirely different route some 980km west of its intended stop at Bhubaneswar.
The mistake was believed to have arisen because it was given an incorrect destination code, compounded by the fact it was a special service and many of the staff were unfamiliar with the route.
Many passengers still thanked God that the train didn’t go towards Pakistan and enter into their territory.