Kolkata, Mar 20 (ANI):In yet another blunder by government departments, an advertisement issued by the Indian Railways has placed New Delhi in Pakistan and Kolkata in the Bay of Bengal.
The Easter Railway issued the advertisement to newspapers during a flag off ceremony of the “Maharaja”s Express.”
Union Railway Minister Mamata Banerjee was to flag off the Maharaja’a Express trail at Kolkata Station on Saturday.
A box inside the advertisement panel showed the train route from Kolkata to New Delhi via Gaya, Varanasi, Bandhabgarh, Khajuraho, Gwalior and Agra.
As the faded background of the outline of a small map of India showed Kolkata in the Bay of Bengal and Delhi in Pakistan.
Eastern Railway Chief Public Relations Officer Samir Goswami accepted the mistake and apologised for the same.
He also informed that the Easter Railways has suspended the advertising agency.
Meanwhile, the advertising agency claimed that the route alignment had been given for the benefit of passengers.
“The map and the alignment are an artist”s impression and not to scale. It is never our intention to create a controversy,” the advertising agency said.
In January, the Union Women and Child Welfare Ministry had issued an advertisement containing former Pakistan air force chief’s photograph. (ANI)