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‘Murderer Express’: Railway’s Translation Error Alters Train’s Name

A photo of the Hatia-Ernakulam Express displaying a translation error gained traction on social media, with a user sharing the image of the train's nameplate, highlighting the mistake and prompting widespread criticism.

Edited By : Aniket Raj | Updated: Apr 14, 2024 11:19 IST
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Hatia Ernakulam Train

The Hatia-Ernakulam Express garnered online attention when a photo of a signboard onboard displayed the translation of “Hatia” as “Kolapathakam” (murderer) in Malayalam. Hatia, a location in Ranchi, serves as one endpoint for the weekly service connecting it to Ernakulam.

One social media user humorously commented, “Shhhh, nobody tell them,” alongside the picture of the board. Another user chimed in, remarking, “Too much reliance on Google Translate,” on the same post. Following the viral spread of the post online, the Railways authorities promptly took action by covering the Malayalam word with yellow paint.

As per a report, a Railways official explained that the translation error occurred due to confusion with the Hindi word “Hatya,” which means “murder.”

The Senior Divisional Commercial Manager (Sr DCM) of Ranchi Division acknowledged the mistake and confirmed that the incorrect nameplate was rectified promptly after it was brought to their attention.

First published on: Apr 14, 2024 11:19 AM IST

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