A Railway Station


(a) What is a railway station? (b) What kind of people are seen here? (c) Where do the passengers get in and get down? (d) Is it a noisy place? (e) For whom is it suitable?.

A railway station is a place where trains stop for the passengers to get into and get off from the train. It is a busy place. It becomes very busy because of the arrival of trains. Here the passengers are found to stand in a queue to collect their tickets in front of the ticket counter. A big station is always crowded with passengers, hawkers, and posters. There are bookstalls, book-sellers and waiting rooms in such stations. When a train reaches the station, the passengers hurry to get off from the train. At the same time, passengers waiting for the train want to get into the train. As a result, a collision of two groups of passengers takes place. The whistling sound of the departing train creates a situation of vacuum in the minds of the passengers. When the train leaves the station, it becomes deserted and the buzzing sound of the passengers ends. A railway station is often a den for the anti-social elements. It is a suitable place for the beggars to carry on their trade. It is an unhygienic place too. The authority should look into it.

Word Meaning: stop- থামা; passenger- যাত্রী; busy- ব্যস্ত; arrival- আগমন; queue- সারি; collect- সংগ্রহ করা; crowded- ভীড়; hawker- ফেরিওয়ালা; reach- পৌছা; hurry- ত্বরান্বিত করা; collision- প্রবল ধাক্ক; takes place- ঘটা departing train- যে ট্রেন স্টেশন ছেড়ে চলে যায়; create- তৈয়ার করা; vacuum- শূন্যস্থান; deserted- মরুভুমির মতাে ফাকা; buzzing sound – কোলাহলময় মব্দ; anti-social – সমাজ বিরােধী; element- উপাদান; suitable- উপযােগী; beggar- ভিক্ষুক; carry on- চালিয়ে যাওয়া; trade- ব্যবসা;


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