Tuesday, February 05, 2008

Shatabdi Hazards

This was on a visit to Goa recently by the morning Shatabdi Express . On entering the bogey there is a doorway leading to the sitting chair car . To the left are the toilets and the connecting passage to the next bogey . From my seat , I noticed that a door was constantly opening and banging . The waiters and passengers found it difficult to push the door in a moving train . I decided to go and see what that door was meant for . To my horror it turned out to be the door of the main electrical switch board . The latch was broken and so with the train's movement it was opening and shutting with force . I thought of clicking from my mobile for a post on this blog. Though the journey was uneventful , I was thinking of the dangers and the callousness of the railway staff especially the waiters who frequently travel and have a better access to the concerned authorities .

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