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My experience with Mumbai Train

Strangely, the western railway of Mumbai city trains have only one ladies first class compartment which is at one end of the train. Where as the central railway has 3, each situated at the start, end and one in center. although the gents first class compartment situation is same on both the lines. There is one more Harbour line network that i have never commuted.

First class monthly pass is more than 3 times the cost of second class... Still very cheap! Although they are more crowded due to the narrow compartments. "The quality of sweat differs", is what people joke around. The first class lady commuters talk in English and show respect and attitude to fellow commuters (exceptions are always there!).

Both the class have regular travelers forming groups They keep talking during the mundane travel time. They reserve seats for their group members. Some even try to regulate others by maintaining a queue to enter the compartment. There is no such rule to enter in queue but ladie…