The early morning train has just arrived at Kathgodam and most tourists have moved out, looking for taxis to take them to their destinations. This is a tricky affair, with bargaining called for in varying degrees.
The lady on the right has reasons to be concerned, with her husband having gone to do the haggling. Will he get a vehicle that will make a make a difference to her comfort for the next few days? Or will they get cheated? With lots of travelling needed to be done on hilly roads, she has every right to hope for the best.