Treasure Box of Memories from Railway Stations in India

A Busy Railway Station

Descriptive Essay on Railway Stations

Whenever I think of railway stations; the sound of the female announcer echoes in my ear, the distinctive smell of the crowd with food stalls and railway coaches rush through my nostrils, and the porters in red uniforms carrying the luggage of passengers appear before my eyes.

My first memory is of New Tinsukia station which is regarded as one of the cleanest railway stations where I never found too many food stalls just enough book stalls to grab my attention. The railway station of Guwahati is bustling with people. The motifs engraved on the walls showcase the rich heritage of Assam. At New Jalpaiguri Junction, shops display hundreds of daily-use items from umbrellas to jute bags which a passenger can hardly ignore. The soft rasgullas of Malda Town Junction melt in the mouth leaving a rich creamy aftertaste. The pronounced smell of guava at Prayagraj Junction (Allahabad) and the aroma of tea at the Patna Junction are appetizing. Finally, the railway station of the capital city boasts the finest eateries where one can relish a hygienic meal.

Going to a railway station is never a nightmare but travelling by train in a compartment without a clean toilet is. I hope this scenario changes in the future and our railway stations, as well as coaches, become world-class which in turn will boost domestic and foreign tourism.

About the English teacher, author and writing coach:

Sneha Goel is a British Council–certified IELTS trainer and Scholastic India–mentored short story writer. She is a published author, poet and diarist. Her reviews, blogs, poems, stories and thoughts are appreciated by writers of international repute. Apart from writing, she is passionate about teaching English to children. She teaches English grammar, literature, creative writing, academic writing, story writing, poetry writing and Spoken English to students from class 1 up to grown-ups. To know more about her writing workshops and English language teaching services click here.



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