The Mystery of Dayalpur Railway Station: Locals Buy Tickets but Don't Board Trains!
In Dayalpur, a village in Uttar Pradesh, India, villagers are buying train tickets even if they don't board the train. The village's railway station was closed in 2006 due to low revenue and reopened in 2022 after years of struggle by the villagers. However, the number of passengers decreased again, and the station was at risk of closure.
In an effort to keep the station open, the villagers started buying tickets even if they didn't travel. The villagers hope that their actions will generate enough revenue to keep the station open and provide a transportation option for the community.