Railways suspends 4 for issuing tickets with Modi image

Last Updated: Tue, Apr 16, 2019 22:20 hrs

New Delhi/Lucknow, April 16 (IANS) The railways on Tuesday said it has suspended four officials after a railway ticket with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's photo was issued to a passenger in Lucknow.

A senior railway ministry official in New Delhi said, "Four officials have been suspended after a ticket of the Ganga Satluj Express that had the photo of Modi endorsing the Pradhan Mantri Awas Yojana (PMAY) was issued to a passenger."

According to railway officials, the ticket was issued at Barabanki and was to facilitate travel of a relative of the passenger to Varanasi on April 16.

The official said that two reservation clerks, one Chief Reservation Supervisor and a Commercial Inspector have been suspended.

The matter came to light after the passenger took to twitter and shared the pictures of the tickets with the images of Modi.

--IANS

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