A woman who was filmed dancing on a Hyderabad metro train has now landed in trouble after a Twitter user flagged her video to Hyderabad Metro Rail Limited (HMRL). The video of her dancing to the Tamil song Ra Ra has gone viral on Twitter and seems like not many were happy about it. Though some appreciated her guts many criticized the young lady and termed it a nuisance.
💃 Dance On Hyderabad Metro 🚄— Hi Hyderabad (@HiHyderabad) July 20, 2022
When did this happen??? pic.twitter.com/ZilPdia9fx
The videos show a young woman seemingly filming videos for Instagram reels both inside a metro train and on a metro station platform. While such videos are often filmed in public places including metro trains, a few people on Twitter termed it as a ‘nuisance’ and a ‘bother’. With the video being brought to the notice of HMRL, authorities have said that action has been initiated.
According to a report by Deccan Chronicle, the HMRL MD, NVS Reddy directed to identify her and take legal actions against her, an official said. A few people seemed unconcerned, with several wondering why such behaviours were tolerated on public transport. Earlier, Metro officials urged social media users to stay engaged.
HMRL’s Public Relations Officer Krishnanand Malladi told TNM that action has been initiated based on a complaint raised on Twitter, as photography and videography are not allowed on the train or on the platform. “It’s true that people do it often but if caught, it’s an offence, as there is no permission. Acts like dance are also not allowed on the train or on the platform,” he said. The PRO said that the woman from the video is yet to be identified, but she is likely to be fined for filming the video.
HMRL rules say that photography is prohibited from the street level, at the concourse level, and in the ticketing area. Shooting for films, television shows, ads and documentaries require special permission and a fee, an official of L&T Metro Rail said. While the Metro Railways Act makes no mention of photography or videography, there are penalties for various other offences, including a fine of Rs 500 for drunkenness or nuisance on the metro railway, under Section 59 of the Act.
What happens when Benjamin Jenks, the famous American in India, rides the Hyderabad Metro Rail?— L&T Hyderabad Metro Rail (@ltmhyd) July 15, 2022
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On the other hand, The Metro officials welcomed a travel vlog by Youtube sensation Benjamin Jenks, also known as ‘American in India,’ who released videos of his trip last Friday.