Lucknow, July 27: Surprisingly, wagon 107462 of a goods train dispatched from Vishakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh reached its destination in Uttar Pradesh after three years. A company called Indian Potash Limited booked the wagon in 2014 to dispatch compost to a shop in UP’s Basti district. The wagon took three and a half years to cover the 1,400 Kms. However, by the time the wagon arrived, the compost worth Rs 10 Lakh had already decayed.
According to a News18 report, the owner of the parcel even wrote to the railways when the parcel did not arrive in UP. But the wagon, as the report says, could not be tracked. The wagon apparently travelled several stations without anybody noticing it.
The decayed compost is now lying unattended at the Basti railway station as owner Ramchandra Gupta has refused to take it. Manoj Kumar Gupta of M/S Ramchandra Gupta told News18, “This wagon was missing for the past three-and-a-half years and even after several reminders, the railways could not track it. The compost in the parcel has decayed. The cost of the goods is Rs 10 lakh and it will be recovered from the railways on an assessment basis.”
The shop owner has now declined to take the decayed compost. However, the railways is trying to identify the consignee, after which, as the officials told the news channel, the contents will be handed over to him.