'Tera Time Aayega': Inspired by 'Gully Boy', Piyush Goyal warns people about ticket-less travel with Western Rly rap song
Western Railway had released a rap song a day after the movie hit the theatres.
A day after Zoya Akhtar's film released, Western Railway unveiled a rap song 'Tera Time Aayega' about ticket-less travel. Synchronised to the tune of the original soundtrack, the lyrics of the video go on to warn people travelling without a valid ticket about the 'Shaana' (Marathi for clever) ticket collectors.
A special message for some of our fellow passengers who travel in local trains without a ticket. Western Railway re… https://t.co/LRKG5aqmTR— Western Railway (@WesternRly) 1550244275000
The video ends with an advisory message, 'Avoid ticketless travel. Use UTS App and ATVM machines to purchase tickets".
Railway minister Piyush Goyal also shared the catchy video on Twitter on Monday. The 55-second video was viewed over 95.5K times, and received 4,045 retweets and 13,277 likes, and counting.
Soon after the video was unveiled, Twitterati went into a tizzy, and had some funny things to say about it, tagging the minister.
@PiyushGoyal Train Time Pe Aayega?— Rizzzzzz (@ShaikhNabi1) 1550508968000
@PiyushGoyal Window seat pe baithne ka time aata hai tab tak mera stop aajata hai— Godman Chikna (@Madan_Chikna) 1550510542000
@PiyushGoyal Hope this becomes "Tu bina ticket aaya hai toh fine bharke jaayega" Kyunki pakda jaane ke baad kya ho… https://t.co/RvRQVSY0pb— SAGAR (@sagarcasm) 1550559762000
According to the official website, around 14 million people travel daily by the Indian Railways, and over 6 million people ride the Mumbai Suburban section alone. Western Railway carries more than 3.5 million passengers every day.
A TOI report stated that around 3,000 people travel ticket-less every day on Central Railway, and around 1,300 travellers on WR. The railways have been incurring huge losses due to the rise in ticketless travel cases. The CR earns Rs 15 lakh daily from fines imposed, and WR makes Rs 5 lakh. Both the railways earn Rs 7 crore & Rs 5 crore, respectively, from fares alone.