Watch: Mancherial man’s lonely walkathon along railway tracks to reach home

The man, who interacted with some youngsters near Kolanur railway station of Odela mandal on Thursday, said he is a native of Mancherial and was working as a daily wage earner in Warangal.

By Author  |  Published: 26th Mar 2020  8:45 pm

KARIMNAGAR: A video clip of a man walking along the railway tracks between Warangal and Mancherial has gone viral on social media platforms.

Aged between 55 and 60 years, the man can be seen walking along the railway tracks apparently without food during the last three days. The man, who interacted with some youngsters near Kolanur railway station of Odela mandal on Thursday, said he is a native of Mancherial and was working as a daily wage earner in Warangal. He could not find any job due to the lockdown, could not find food and the police too were not allowing him to stay in any lodge, and hence he had decided to return to his native place, he said.

Describing his journey, he said he decided to walk along the railway tracks since there was no transportation facility. Moreover, police were creating problems for people found on the roads, and hence, he chose the railway track which he believes would also be the shortest route to Mancherial. The distance between Warangal and Mancherial by road is 161 kms, by rail is 116 kms. He left Warangal on Wednesday, slept at Uppal railway station in the night and began his walk again on Thursday morning.

“I have not eaten food for the past three days since no hotels are open in Warangal. An elderly woman near Kolanur gave me some chapathis and tea. I will stay in Kolanur railway station for the night and start walking in the morning. I have already reached the halfway mark I will reach Mancherial by Friday evening” he said.

The youngsters took videos of the man on their mobile phones and posted it on Whatsapp groups.

 


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