If western Railways ever into privitazation of the Mumbai Suburban Locals then believe u me..nothing better then this can be their tagline ..
Its been sumtime i have been thinking to write down this post..
It started two years back ,when from the list of Rickshaw/Taxi/BEST/Locals...when i choose the largest SUburban Local Train system for commuting "OUT of Curiousity" but what came next was never expected .
When something like this happens to somebody who has believes in Section 144 -
which clearly states that
"ACCUMULATION OF A LARGE GROUP OF PEOPLE SHOULD BE AVOIDED AS IT MITE CREATE SOCIAL UNREST"
The famous badly remebered lines from 10 th standard civics book...
i was wondering what comes next ...
Just when i tot fine this mite be a tradition of travelling these guys follow out here....
inside this huge LOCAL..wud be loads of space--
the GODS again proved me wrong--
an equation as simple as tht is the reason behind the frustration
No of People/(2*hands)/(2 *legs)
=exp(no of handles avlaibel+seats)
In layman language---
u are lucky if u got hold of a handle..
and TOO LUCKY IF U GOT A SEAT
The story never ends here..
Here comes the worst part...
While u have just started to get accustomed with ur side's stink,the train decides to halt ,to make sure ur nose keeps itself busy while ur hands and legs beg for space and ur lungs are running out of air...And if the station by ny chance is the where u need to get down then the race against the time begins..
U have exatly 13 seconds..
in which u MUST by all means applied
or lets say by using
SAAM /DAAM /DAND /BHED u
must step out of the heavily guarded opening
better known as "GATE"
However if u manage to cross the boundary line before the EMU as the railways engineers cal local as ---
u face this---
U have landed in a place called "LOCAL"station having population as much as of ur last hometown...
And by the time u grab urself a pole to hang on the announcements start driving u crazy.
And during this entire journey,u listen to all possible issues the world is facing...
Boss's /wife's/girlfriend's/dad's/ Teacher's Terrorism
Money crunches/Stock markets(Nasdaq+BSE+NSE) expained better the moneycontrol
Subprime Crisis (the one of the family)
Jobs/placements /Grades in Colleges
CAT/JEE and Arjun Singh
Shahrukh/Amir/Amitabh and their blogs
Latest on IPL/Cricket and Cricket
Philosophilical advices on personal issues
Latest Songs on the FM
Tech things tht are not yet at Tech2.com
Latest updates beyond the Range of Aaj tak
Last but not the least they wud help u in getting down at the next station..
and tell u which side is tht gonna be (rite or left)..
Believe u me ..thts the billion $ question while u r traveling in Bombay
WHICH SIDE IS MY STATION ???
nyways travelling since in a local has always been a new experience...
it just got better every time..
new lessons ..sometime gud ..and many times bad ..
wat say u ..??
some elite comments by some famous people ...
“Its Fun To Hang Off a Local Train And Get Hit By A Pole!”
~ Oscar Wilde on Mumbai Local "Train Riding"
“Mumbaikars dont knw how to take a bath. Catch a mumbai local train and u'll knw that!”
~ Oscar Wilde on Mumbai