SCENE AT RAILWAY STATION
Whenever we take the name of railway station it creates a scene in our mind that it is a place where trains are coming and going, noise is everywhere. It is a very lively place. We see an activity there at all times. A big station always remains crowded and small remains calm and noise-less.
Outside the railway station building, we can see ton-gas, rickshaws, taxis, and private vehicles waiting for the passengers. Porters look busy in lifting the luggage of the passengers. There is always a great rush before the ticket windows. Everybody seems in hurry to enter the platform.
Inside the building there are waiting rooms where people take rest till the trains come. The whole platform is seen full of hawkers, staff and public. Passengers sit here and there and talk with each other. From the main gate passengers come in and go out. Some wait for their friends and relatives. Some are seen at the bookstalls, some at tea stall, children eating ice creams, some smoking biris and cigarettes, some chewing beetle and spitting on the floor. Many rustic ladies are seen in their rustic dress, peeping out of long veils on their faces and feeding their little babies. Hawkers make scene at platform very interesting by producing different sounds to sell their things.
As soon as the bell rings, people come to know that the train is about to come and they become alert. They start calling their children and relatives near them. Coolies who go to other places also come back to their masters. Some try to see whether the signal is up or down.
This is the most interesting scene when the train comes. Everyone starts running to and fro. Coolies put luggage on their heads and try to get in the compartment. At the door of compartments crowds struggle. Some try to get in and some try to get out by pushing and thrashing others. At that moment they don’t care for the children, old persons and the sick. Everyone is clashing and colliding there. Everyone is seen there in their true colours. Even calm natured persons become short tempered and start using bad names to others.
At the final of departure, guard whistle and waves a green flag. The engine gives a sharp and loud whistle. The train starts moving. The people who come to see their friends and relatives off wave them with the tears in their eyes. As soon as the train leaves the platform everything becomes standstill and calm again.
Thus we can say the platform is very interesting place. It is a place where the people of every class, colours ad creed come together.