You know you are in a Mumbai local train when...

I recently read an interesting post on Mumbai. Though I had earlier written a few posts on the kind of commuters you come across in Mumbai local trains, I was inspired to pen something new now. So here I go:

You are a smart and sensible Mumbai Local Train commuter when you know that:

  1. Asking strangers at which station they intend to get off is nothing to feel shy about
  2. Booking a seat in advance in a Virar local is proving you are smart
  3. Asking for a 'fourth seat' in a first class gents compartment is a crime
  4. Not reaching near the door (towards your left hand side) until Andheri approaches, when you have to get off at Goregaon, is sheer stupidity
  5. Tying up / covering your curly / long hair will avoid commuters standing just behind you to ask you from doing so
  6. Checking for unclaimed baggage underneath the seats and on the racks, and being alert makes sense
  7. Carrying water and some biscuits / toffees might help you / fellow commuters in case of dizziness
  8. Noting down the helpline numbers listed in the compartments might come handy some day...
  9. Allowing people to alight before you board the train is the rule
  10. Crossing the railway tracks is equivalent to losing your life; simply watching others do so is worse
  11. There's nothing wrong in politely apologizing when you accidentally hurt someone
  12. At the end of a tiring day, while commuting back home, offering your seat to pregnant women, little children and the elderly will only make you feel better and relaxed
  13. Wearing deodorants prevents fellow commuters from fainting with your stink on a super-hot day
  14. Closing the windows / doors (between stations) when it's raining is a good idea
  15. Switching off the fans before alighting when you are the last person in the compartment saves electricity
  16. Traveling in an unoccupied first class ladies compartment alone when it's very late in the night and the second class compartment is not even crowded is not a very good idea
  17. There are certain timings when some ladies compartments become general compartments
Of course, you have much more to add. Please feel free to do so in the comments section below!


Keyur700 said...

Hahahaha. Very nice one!

Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli said...

thanks keyur!!!

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Savio said...

nice one...
u'r whole blog is good...

good work


Neha said... true :D

Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli said...


Hey Are you said...

So many experiences and the funny aspects are infinite. The list of things that a smart sensible Mumbai local train commuter is really amazing.

Anuradha Khanna Pentapalli said...

thanks Hey Are You... btw, Who Are You ;)