I go to Ahmedabad almost every alternate weekend from Mumbai .. It’s only 8 hours over-night journey by train and it’s very comfortable .. Indian railway system has become hi-tech and recently they have started online booking of the tickets too .. So no more standing in queues, those never-ending phone calls and some extra-money-per-ticket to agents and other big hassles ..

So I do appreciate their efforts especially our Railway Minister Lalu Prasad Yadav who has done a tremendous job by turning Indian railways from a loss-making unit to a huge-profit earning unit even without increasing travel fares or other services which can affect common people .. I don’t how he did it but he did it for sure and that’s an amazing task to achieve.. He tried his best to keep the travel fare minimum especially for AC class so that all those customers of AC coaches do not get attracted to or move to cheaper airlines ..

Before few days I bought a wait-listed ticket for Ahmedabad .. Today I just wanted to check my status whether it got confirmed or not hence I logged onto Indian railway website and I was surprised and even shocked to see the advertisements which were put on the website. Those advertisements were stating : ‘Fly Mumbai to Ahmedabad in a cheaper way’ etc etc .. I mean, one side you are competing with these cheaper airlines and on the other side you are promoting them on your website .. Wow !! That’s something new I have learnt !!

Check out the following snapshot I took and watch out for the Ads :

Quite funny, huh !! ..

Mera Bharat Mahan aur usse bhi mahan mere government-workers(sarkari karmchari) !! .. I wonder who will be the moderator of the website and how come he would have not seen this blunder !! ..

Soham

20 Responses to “‘Indian Railway’ at its best !!”

  1. Lol!! thats a good one ๐Ÿ™‚

  2. hahahah..really very funny…..

  3. hee….heee…heeee….

  4. hehe .. funny ! I’ve seen worse than this. A website I was browsing through had a strong critical article against Scientology and at the end of the article there was an advertisement ‘Join Scientology’ ๐Ÿ˜€

  5. @worldthrumyeyes:

    Yeah, it is extremely funny !!

  6. @Asav:

    Welcome man .. Aapka swagat hai ..

  7. @gandalf:

    Ha ha .. That is a limit man !! .. Cant get funnier than that !!

    This was a bit of shocking too as it was on a government-owned website ..

  8. hahaha that was funny.. where google ads can boost your business it may even screw it up sometimes…

  9. Hee Hee Hee.

    This was a good one.

  10. I don’t think that’s Indian Railway’s fault actually. They’re using Google Adsense and Google automatically puts up related advertisements. The railways don’t have any control over it, I believe. Since it talks about fare and all there, Google linked it with Airline fare and put up that advert.

  11. I am sure if you point this out to Lalu, he will make it into a case of daring, sporting spirit, fair play, self confidence, ‘khumari’, free market economy, etc and give you a very inspiring speech on it.
    Politicians!

  12. Indeed funny! ๐Ÿ˜€
    These ads pick up the keywords from the web page they’re placed on and then query some database using those keywords to display the ads, so it’s not really the railway folks deciding. They too need to earn that little dollar or rupee so they put the ad without realizing whats displaying on their pages. I know that the google ads work this way at least. If you go to my blog page, you’d see that depending upon what post you’re viewing the ads change to the subject from the contents keywords.

  13. @ISH & @Kanan:

    I know that Google Adsense puts up ads automatically which are related to the keywords and web=page contents but my query is that ke Indian railway is a unit which makes 16,000 + crocre profit then why on this earth they need google adsense for their website..

    I hv not seen google ads on any government website .. Why the heck you need that??

  14. @Stupidosaur:

    Ha ha .. I think from ur comment, it seems that u r new LALU – in making !!

  15. @Pathik & @Trojan:

    Thanks guys !! ..

    It indeed is funny !!

  16. @Soham – That was quiet a catch buddy!! I am surprised to see that that have a Google Adsense thgy in their website.

  17. @RJ:

    Yeah, it indeed is .. I dont know why they need Google Adsense income from their website !!

  18. He He. That was too good. ๐Ÿ™‚

  19. @radhesh:

    Thanks buddy !! .. M glad that u liked it ..

  20. You can search about trains, availability, fare and all other features on a new site which is not developed by Indian Railways, but a third party, you may know the name, that is http://www.indiantrains.org/

    Visit this site and experience the new ways to find the trains and their availability.

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