In today’s world of over population Trains are undoubtedly proved as the fastest mode of transportation. However the ride earlier which was pleasurable as well as enjoyable is no longer the same. People tend to use it to reach to their workplaces quickly on a routine basis.
The western and the central zones are the two zones of the Indian Railways which carry millions of passengers to their workplaces to earn their livelihood on a routine basis. The problem of over-crowding in Indian Railways is severe. People get overcrowded filled in each rake like tiny matchboxes. Yet it is impossible to avoid traveling by train as it is the cheapest and the fastest mode of commuting.
One can clearly observe the stress when the train is about to arrive at the platform as each commuter wants to find its way in the cramped compartments inside the train. People learn to master the art with practice and it’s with continued practice and dedication that you can achieve a place to stand in a corner in the compartment if not to sit.
The other problem that surfaces while traveling in these local trains is that it is clearly mentioned not to hang from the gateways of the compartments as it is indeed risky and can prove fatal to the life of the commuter. It is dangerous and has often risked lives in the past but commuters even though aware dangle on the gateways due to lack of sitting space and tend to ignore the risk involved in dangling on the doors.
Simply it has become a habit of few to dangle on the gateways of the train for lack of proper breeze inside the compartments. It is high time that the concerned officials take notice of the horrendous experience that the commuter has to go through each day to reach their destinations.
A proper railway system with a few basic amenities to take care of the prestigious commuters is a must. Let’s hope for a more efficient service for the passengers soon.