The scene at Railway station
We see an interesting scene at the railway station. It is an interesting place for people from all walks of life. This is great hustle and bustle. On Sunday I went to see my friend off at Jalandhar railway station.
There was a long queue in front of second-class booking window. There was a lot of rush of people. People were waiting when the windows opened they get tickets for trains. When ticket window opened suddenly old man fells down but at the same time one policeman come forward to help the old men. Policemen immediately come in the direction of the old man and prevent him from being crushed by people.
Policemen were a really kind-hearted person. Policemen purchased a ticket for the old man.I purchased a ticket for my friend and a platform ticket for myself. We moved to the platform. My friend usually like a train journey. Many people were waiting for the train to come to the railway station. Some had come to see off their near and dear ones while other had come to receive someone. Some passengers sat in the waiting room and others on the benches. The coolies in uniforms moved about carrying luggage on their heads. Some people refreshed themselves with tea and cold drinks. Some persons loitered up and down the platform. The train was late by an hour. I bought the newspaper I began to read it.
Some children were playing on the platform of a railway station. They were making a great noise. I stopped reading. I looked around. Some people were at the tea stall. They were taking tea. Some other people were buying books. Some were sitting on their suitcases. Some were playing with children. Some villagers were also there. They were smoking. I felt cold. So I took a cup of tea. Soon the train arrived. Everybody seemed to be in a hurry now. Some passengers were getting down the train. Others were getting in. Some coolies were carrying luggage. The hawkers were crying out their wares. The newspapers boy was also shouting at the railway station. I have seen many villagers in railway station who sits in their boxes and wait for a train.There were many people who were looking in the direction of the train. Many people get happy when they get distant signals yellow. As soon as people saw the sight of trains from little distance they get more energetic. As soon as the train came in sight the passengers and coolies became alert. Some people hired coolies for their luggage and others carried their items of luggage on their heads. The movements started on the platform. There were some ladies who hold the hands of their child when the train reached the station all got ready to enter into the seats.There were a lot of people who tried to get into and get down from the compartments. There was a great tussle between them. After a few minutes, ingoing passengers gives a way to outgoing passengers. There were seats not for all passengers and few of passengers remain standing there. The ticket collector checked the tickets of passengers. After a few minutes engine gave a signal and long whistle. The train steamed in. Many passengers got down and many in. After a few minutes stay the train steamed off, left the platform and the platform at railway station looked lonely and deserted.