Monday, November 24, 2008

Railways...

I guess I (or anybody) could start a separate blog and keep writing about the railways day in and day out. How much talent does it take to delay an 8 or 9 hour journey by 25%? Not too much evidently, as our train dawdled its way to Kerala.

In train announcements are imperative and as far as I know not very difficult to implement. Nobody has a clue whether the train is on time or on the right route. Back in the olden days railway stations had a board that announced whether trains were on time or running late - meant for passengers boarding it, but when the train stopped, I remember we used to check it to figure out if the train was on time...

Anyway, here is an example of jugaad. Door is misaligned, does not lock. Instead of refitting the whole door, just fit another lock at a place where the door is aligned. Problem solved...

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