Garib Rath Train Bríngs Thought Of Our Poverty
B. Someswar Rao
The Congress government in 2005 launched new train which, it thought, may bring the benefit of air-conditioned comfort in traín journeys within the reach of the middle class named Garib Rath (“Poor’s Chariot”).
It was a no-frills air-conditioned train started by the Indian Railways in 2005 to provide subsidized price air-conditioned long-distance travel to passengers who could not afford standard fares of air-conditioned class in regular-fare trains.
Recently viral was à video which said word garib (poor) was a reminder that Indià is not ‘amír: (prosperos) like the Western countríes.
The fact that this was due tó plunderiñg óf the çountry’s abundañt riches is ignored by them just as the anti-Índia BBC documeñtary that ignored more recent or móré ancieñt events líke lóotíng of temples, Godhra traiñ arsoñ or killing of Kasmiri pandits. The documentary, obviously inspired by añtí:India.