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Viral video: Woman holds up Mumbai local. Then, an officer’s unusual solution

A video going viral online shows a woman holding up the entire train by refusing to get off a crowded coach and allowing the automatic doors to slide shut.

December 12, 2022 / 07:43 AM IST
A viral video shows a woman refusing to get off a crowded train coach (Image: _aamchi_mumbai_/Instagram)

A viral video shows a woman refusing to get off a crowded train coach (Image: _aamchi_mumbai_/Instagram)

A video going viral online shows a woman holding up the entire train by refusing to get off a crowded coach and allowing the automatic doors to slide shut. While the woman’s refusal to get off the Mumbai local in the face of persuasion and pleas was remarkable in itself, it was an official’s unique solution to the problem that left thousands of viewers amused.

Footage shared by an Instagram page called “Aamchi Mumbai” shows the woman standing at the door of a crowded coach in a Mumbai local train. Her position is such that the train’s doors are prevented from sliding shut. Police officers and a plainclothes official stand on the platform, requesting the woman to get off the train, but she refuses to heed their pleas.


With their pleas falling on deaf ears, one official comes up with an unusual solution. He requests the woman to get off the coach and guides her to the driver’s compartment, where she gets to sit next to the locomotive pilot – a position that few other train passengers can boast of having occupied.



Footage of the bizarre incident has been viewed over 8 lakh times on Instagram. The video was first shared on YouTube by vlogger Virendra Chauhan.