S Karaveeraiah, an advocate by profession, hops on to Chamundi Express (train number 16215) at Mysuru city railway station at 6.45am every day. He spends most of the next two hours and 45 minutes bantering with his fellow travellers turned friends, occasionally diving into his smartphone or even dozing off whenever the chatter gets monotonous.
Once the train nears Kengeri on Bengaluru’s outskirts, Karaveeraiah gets anxious every time it slows down, hoping that their journey is not held up waiting for the line ahead to clear. “Short distance trains get a raw deal due to the rush at the ever busy Bengaluru City Railway station (KSR station). But for hundreds of passengers like me who take this train to head to our workplace in Benglauru from Mysuru every day, every minute counts as we have to be at work on time,” he tells TOI on-board Chamundi Express during one of his daily journeys. Read More…
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