It was only fortune that helped save the man from his own ill-actions.
In what is being described as a miraculous escape for a man who was crossing metro tracks in Delhi’s Shastri Nagar last evening just when the metro began rolling.
The man, identified as 21-year-old Mayur Patel, tried to hop across from one platform to the opposite one just as the train started moving.
The whole act was caught on CCTV footage caught the nail-biting moment.
Delhi Metro authorities have questioned Mayur about his dangerous and bizarre act.
The man Mayur claimed he did not know how to cross over to the other platform so he jumped on to the track and hopped across.
People on social media praised the metro driver for his swift action, which saved Mayur, while others said why couldn’t he ask around before engaging in such a crazy act!
Walking on metro tracks without permission from relevant authorities is illegal. It can attract a jail term of up to six months or a fine of Rs. 500 or both.
After a drop in the average number of passengers last October, Delhi Metro has seen a steady rise, with nearly 27 lakh commuters taking the rapid transit network daily.