Shahrukh Khan traveled by train for the promotion of Raees, says the condition of trains have improved a lot.
Indian railways is one of the most commonly used mode of transport in India (its also among the largest rail networks in the world). Every year, people wait with bated breath to see if the Union budget has any mention of increase in rail fares, or if any new trains have been introduced to their region (native places).
While almost every train traveler in India wants improvements in the trains (cleanliness and better facilities), Indian superstar Shahrukh Khan feels that the conditions of Indian trains have improved a lot.
The Baadshah recently traveled in the August Kranti Shatabdi train from Mumbai to Delhi, as part of the promotion of his film ‘Raees’.
In the past, trains have featured prominently in several Shahrukh Khan movies. ‘Chaiyya Chaiyya’ song was filmed on top of a train. Significant portion of ‘Chennai Express’ was shot in a train. Even ‘Raju Ban Gaya Gentleman’ had a train, ‘Main Hoon Na’ had SRK coming out of a train, ‘Kuch Kuch Hota Hai’ had SRK see-off one of the ladies in a train. SRK takes off with Kajol in a train in the end in the movie Dilwale Dulhaniya Le Jayenge.
When asked when was the last time he had traveled in a train, SRK said that it has been several years. But Mr. Khan was very happy to see the improvement in the conditions of trains.
We are in the second class right now. When I walked in I thought this is the first class before because during our times the first class looked like this,” said SRK
Watch: SRK, the Raees, traveling in August Kranti train from Mumbai to Delhi
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For several years, Indian travelers had been demanding improvements in Indian Railways, such as ease of booking tickets, reasonable fares, better hygienic conditions, better food, more facilities. Although several improvements have taken place, a lot still needs to be done. Perhaps, Shahrukh could have taken the opportunity to highlight the several improvements undertaken by Railways.
What do you guys think? Have the Indian trains have become a lot better in recent years?