Did the 90 container train from Mumbai to Nagpur go missing ?
Rake carrying 90 containers from Nagpur to Mumbai goes ‘missing’
Social media posts claim that a goods train carrying 90 containers from Nagpur to Mumbai goes missing. Posts with a similar claim are viral since 14, February 2023. This piece of information was initially published by ‘The Hitavada’ and amplified by other news portals like Nagpur Today and other social media users. Some of the posts with a similar claim can be seen here, here, and here.
The Hitavada article reported that Santhosh Kumar Singh from Container Corporation of India Limited (CONCOR) confirmed them that the authorities were trying to trace the train.
What is the truth?
When searching with the keywords, we found that the goods train carrying 90 containers from Nagpur to Mumbai is not missing. The Central Railways Twitter page clarified with a tweet dated 14, February 2023 that the news in circulation about the missing rake carrying containers from Nagpur to Mumbai is factually incorrect.
The Central Railways also attached a letter to the Editor of Hitavada mentioning that the said rake carrying 90 containers from Nagpur to Mumbai left MIHAN ICD on February 1st, 2023, and reached Shegaon Station of Bhusaval division on 5.2.2023 and that the rake is not missing as mentioned in the news article and it is being physically moved to the destination i.e. JNPT Port.
The letter also assured that the wrong information which is provided to the reporter will be investigated. It was also requested to always publish any railway-related news only after getting a statement from an authorized Railway person.
The Hitavada article mentioned that Santhosh Kumar Singh, Chief Manager of CONCOR told them that the authorities are trying to trace the train as the train’s location is not visible in the system due to some error. The Central Railways tweet also has a letter to Hitavada from CONCOR’s Santhosh Kr Singh.
The letter states that the train is being moved from Shegaon Station to JNPT Port on priority, and the usage of the word “missing” is misleading, and also no authorized person of CONCOR did give such a statement.
Both letters requested to publish the above explanation in Hitavada’s edition for the correct information to the readers.
It is found that the rake carrying 90 containers from Nagpur to Mumbai did not go missing but is being physically moved to the destination.