A week after Prime Minister Narendra Modi flagged off the "Mahamana Express", touted as the first major upgrade in facilities and design in a passenger train in India, pictures of coaches littered with papers and plastic and clogged basins have emerged on social media.
Some of the pictures taken by Dainik Bhaskar have evoked strong reactions from social media users, with many urging passengers to behave responsibly.
Earlier last month, the Indian Railways unveiled refurbished coaches with aesthetically appealing and improved interior furnishing in an attempt to provide better amenities to passengers.
People have already ruined Mahamana Express. We don't deserve good facilities. pic.twitter.com/SANvGyFcvBâ€” Mayank Gupta (@Mayank29Gupta) January 30, 2016
Mahamana Express is converted into garbage within 10 days. I wonder how we preserved our culture, rivers for so long pic.twitter.com/22VAnbuoMvâ€” Rahul Raj (@bhak_sala) January 30, 2016
The next time we blame on the government and authorities, think about what we really do but this is really shame.... https://t.co/VULPFL4lbVâ€” anujkapoor28 (@anujkapoor28) February 1, 2016
It's not always the authorities to blame. Read this. https://t.co/keXNR50yetâ€” satrajit sen (@satrajits) February 1, 2016
It was as recent as January 22 when Narendra Modi flagged off the all new Mahanama Express, the superfast train... https://t.co/L402rJWttCâ€” Narinder Koundal (@narinderkoundal) February 1, 2016
Oh, the Mahamana Express coaches didnâ€™t even last in quality for the duration of a Mahanama innings is it?â€” Rincewind (@milcom_) January 31, 2016