Railways ad goof up puts Delhi in Pakistan

MUMBAI: In a major goof up, an advertisement placed in newspapers by the Railways has marked Delhi in Pakistan and Kolkata in the Bay of Bengal.

In January this year, a ministry ad had made a serious goof up wherein a full-page advertisement was published in a national daily on the occasion of National Girl Child Day. It carried a photograph of former Pakistan Air Chief Marshal Tanvir Ahmed along with photos of Kapil Dev, Virender Sehwag and Amjad Ali Khan. The ad also had the pictures of the United Progressive Alliance chairperson Sonia Gandhi, Prime Minister Manmohan Singh, and the Women’s and Child Development Minister Krishna Tirath.
This time, the ad is one step ahead and has put the national capital in Pakistan.

The advert was published by the Eastern Railway to announce inauguration of luxury tourist train ‘Maharaja‘s Express‘. Ironically, the piece was about Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee flagging off the train on Saturday.
A small box inside the advertisement panel showed the train route from Kolkata to Delhi via Gaya, Varanasi, Bandhabgarh, Khajuraho, Agra and Gwalior. However, the small map of India showed Kolkata in the Bay of Bengal and Delhi in Pakistan.

After the blooper, Eastern Railway public relations officer has apologised for the ad and has suspended the advertising agency.

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