A SCENE AT THE RAILWAY STATION
Yesterday evening, I went to the railway station to receive my cousin who was arriving by the shatabdi express from Lucknow. I bought ticket and I went to the platform. The train was due in twenty minutes. There was a great rush at the platform. Some passengers were waiting for the train. Some were walking up and down the platform. Some were taking tea at the tea-stall. Some were sitting on the benches, reading newspaper or magazines. Some were sitting on their luggage. Coolies are sitting in a line. The hawkers were shouting at the top of their voices to sell their things. It was very entertaining to see all this. Just then there was an announcement of the train’s arrival. Within minutes we saw the train approaching. The people rushed towards it. Many passengers got down from the train. The coolies rushed to help the passengers with their luggage. Many passengers got into the train. I saw my cousin waving from a window. I rushed towards her compartment and helped her in getting out of the train with her luggage. It was nice seeing her after a whole year. Just then, the guard whistled and showed the green signal. The train began to move. Soon it left the platform. The people who had come to receive or see off their dear ones left for their houses. The platform looked deserted. All the hustle and bustle was gone. My cousin and I also left the platform and came back home.