Man gets trolled for asking Indian Railways, Suresh Prabhu to provide diaper for child

The Ministry of Railways’ Twitter handle that replies to people’s queries and concern, asked for the PNR number and contact details, so that he could be assisted.

By: Express Web Desk | Kolkata | Published:October 13, 2016 4:50 pm
Kalka-Shri Vaishno Devi-Katra Express reached Chandigarh Railway Station from Kalka after Union Railway Minister Suresh Parbhu flagged off inaugural run of the train via Video Conferencing from Kullu in Himachal Pradesh on Saturday, May 30 2015. Express Photo by Kamleshwar Singh A man requested diapers for his child on Twitter to Railways Minister Suresh Prahu and railways responded to him asking for his journey details.

Governance and social media have never been so profoundly conjoined before. From Prime Minister Narendra Modi to all other ministers in his cabinet and the country, leaders are literally just a tweet away.

But things often may get little awkward, when people misuse the service and demand bizarre things and help from them. Be it External Affairs Minister Sushma Swaraj being requested to help repair a refrigerator or Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu requested to provide diapers — people’s demand have been quite absurd.

In a recent incident, Prabhakar S Jha (who tweets as @jhaprabhakar), made a request to provide diaper for his “little girl”. The user drew flak for his weird demand and ultimately deleted his tweet. However, by that time people had already slammed him for his “silly” demand and asked the ministry to “charge him double the train ticket”.

The Ministry of Railways’ Twitter handle that replies to people’s queries and concern, asked for the PNR number and contact details, so that he could be assisted.

The user deleted his tweet drawing flak on Twitter. (Source: Jansatta) The user deleted his tweet drawing flak on Twitter. (Source: Jansatta)

Though Jha drew a lot of flak for the request, he can cite precedence as the reason for his tweet. After all, this is not the first time that the Indian Railways and its minister received ‘diaper requests’. Earlier in January this year, a man made a similar request and Suresh Prabhu ordered the railways staff to deliver diaper in his train. The passenger travelling by Darbhanga Express from Hyderabad was provided with diapers at Bokaro station.

While some call for genuine help in times of need and the ministry’s immediate assistance is worth the praise, such demands often ridicules the sole purposes of such aids.

Here’s how people on Twitter reacted to his call for diapers:

What do you have to say to such demands, tell us in comments below.

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    Nandini
    Oct 14, 2016 at 12:33 pm
    The Railway ministry should set up Pharmacies at stations so that pengers in need are not inconvenienced . They would not have to tweet the minister for every little need.lt;br/gt;There are book stalls and snack stalls at all stations but no Pharmacies. lt;br/gt;Railwau ministry please act .
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      Sunil
      Oct 15, 2016 at 7:18 am
      Ha Ha Ha........... the above messages are very funny .... I believe the people are not able to understand the fact and communication exchanged. The person was in basic need and the railway team supported it as it was in their limit to support - But I would like to focus more on it is that the railway is continuously getting messages for such things - So my question is why cant it be solved permanently rather than trying to solve it temporarily and showing our hard effort to media.......... I can see people saying railway is not a nany to give dipper but can I ask is railway a restaurant to provide food ... no but they have to because this are the basic necessity of the people if they are travelling. MY FRIENDS KEEP THINGS SIMPLE AND KEEP INDIA SIMPLE - PUT A SMALL GROCERY IN ALL THE LONG ROUTED TRAINS - WHERE AS RAILWAY CAN EARN INCOME AS WELL FACILITATE THE PENGERS TOO - Hope you get me - I HAVE MAY THINGS FOR INDIAS BIG TO BIG PROBLEM - JUST RAISE IT I CAN SOLVE IT.
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        mohan
        Oct 13, 2016 at 5:06 pm
        Why not? When you are a train, railways should be able to provide all the genuine needs of a traveller. Don't they provide food, water, books and magazines etc etc. Was he asking for free service? It is an essential requirement!
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          welingkar
          Oct 14, 2016 at 3:51 pm
          Agree and the people who trolled poor Prabhakar Jha have not understood why he tweeted that message.
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            Janssen
            Oct 15, 2016 at 3:18 am
            ahahahahahaha XD brilliant response!
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