Video of man taking a 'beedi break' in Delhi metro coach goes viral; DMRC responds

09:15 AM Sep 26, 2023 | Team Udayavani |

A video capturing an elderly man lighting a ‘beedi’ inside a Delhi metro train has caused outrage on social media. The video swiftly gained traction on social media, prompting netizens to call on the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation to take action.


For those familiar with Delhi Metro, smoking within the premises is strictly prohibited and considered a punishable offense. Several platforms shared the video, urging DMRC to take firm measures against the individual.

The exact date and location of the incident remain unknown. The footage shows the man taking out the ‘beedi’ from his pocket and igniting it, while seated inside the Delhi Metro, in front of fellow passengers. Some can be heard advising him against it, to which he responds by mentioning he has a ticket.

DMRC responds


“We conduct random checking through flying squads to detect any such objectionable behaviour. We appeal to public to instantly bring up such instances to our notice so that immediate action can be taken,” the Delhi Metro Rail Corporation said in a statement.

Officials said the urban transporter also uses social media to make people aware on a range of issues, including public etiquette, on trains.

(With PTI inputs)



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