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Railway Station and the Sadhus :

During a recent visit to the Kharagpur Railway station I happen to view this scene.A south India bound train is waiting on the platform with two sadhus in orange outfits taking rest on the platform and waiting for their train to arrive.I did not have a proper camera with me so took the shot with my I-phone 4S to share with you.The plight of uncleanliness with Indian railway stations is more or less uniform all over the country as is evident here too,where construction materials can be seen lying on the platform itself.Due to busy schedules I am not able to shoot photographs often and this shall continue for sometime before I shall be able to upload photos more often, so please do not forget me on Trekearth.

Some tidbits about Kharagpur Railway station :

Kharagpur Junction came up in 1898-99. On one side, Bengal Nagpur Railway’s Kharagpur-Cuttack line was opened on New Year’s Day in 1899. On the other hand, the opening of the bridge over the Rupnarayan River at Kolaghat, on 19 April 1900, connected Howrah with Kharagpur. Kharagpur was also linked with Sini the same year. The line was ready in 1898-99. The Kharagpur-Midnapore branch line was opened to traffic in 1901.Kharagpur has the world's third longest railway platform with a length of 1,072.5 metres (3,519 ft).It is the busiest junction station in South Eastern Railway Zone after Howrah. Hence, it is termed as Gateway to South Eastern Railway.It is also famous as a place where the present Indian Cricket Captain has worked as a Traveling Ticket Examiner(TTE)for sometime before he joined the Indian Team in 2004.

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  • Copyright: Farhat Abbas (fabbs99) Gold Star Critiquer/Gold Note Writer [C: 2010 W: 2 N: 4090] (16147)
  • Genre: Places
  • Medium: Color
  • Date Taken: 2014-06-25
  • Categories: Daily Life
  • Exposure: f/2.4, 1/40 seconds
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  • Photo Version: Original Version
  • Date Submitted: 2014-07-02 23:59
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