ARVIND NARVEKAR / Blog / 5 yrs ago /

This can happen only in our where else. Read on.....

Only local train passengers in Mumbai will know how helpful commuters try to be......
Last week, a hapless victim fell prey to the over enthusiastic Bombay's local train commuters.

Our hero, a man from Pune, wanted to go to Matunga, but as luck and trains would have it, boarded a fast train not halting at his destination. He panicked on realising his mistake but by then the local had started moving. On seeing his plight, a sympathetic co-passenger decided to come to his rescue.

It seemed that he had been commuting by that particular train (6:03pm Kasara Fast) for the past 6 years and had noticed that the train always slowed down just before Matunga station and crawled at a snail's pace while passing through it. He told the man to jump out of the running train as it slowed down and that with a little bit of fleet-footedness, he would make it safely on terra firma. However, knowing the man's inexperience, he added some words of caution:

"Keep running the moment you jump or you'll fall. Just keep running." He stressed the word "running" lest the man not know the laws of motion. The train did slow down just before Matunga station and at the prompting of his mentor, our hero jumped out of the train and started running as if all hell had broken loose.

What he didn't realise, of course, was that he was running parallel to the train instead of running away from it. Meanwhile, the train slowed down further, so that the man was running faster than the train. In the process, he reached the door of the next compartment and the footboard commuters there pulled him in thinking he was trying to board the train! To his agony, the train picked up speed and sped past Matunga and his new co-passengers started to congratulate him on how lucky he had been, until he told them that they had actually undone what he had done with great difficulty.

Those standing at the door of his "ex-compartment" had witnessed the whole drama and just couldn't stop laughing at the poor man's situation, while he grinned sheepishly!! !

yeh hai Bambai meri jaan.

Neha / / 11 months ago

Hilarious, but thank god he was fine , I hope he doesn't try anything like this in the future , lest some misfortune occurs.

ARVIND NARVEKAR / / 5 yrs ago

Dear Kashni Sharma-ji, Namaskar.
Many thanks & God bless.

ARVIND NARVEKAR / / 5 yrs ago

Krishnan Bala-ji, Namaskar.
Trains become very slow at times on the
station because of signal delays. And,
Mumbai commuters always try to help those
in distress. You must see to believe it !

ARVIND NARVEKAR / / 5 yrs ago

Dear binagupta-ji, Namaskar.
Many thanks.
I'm not writing much these days...
will resume soonest.
God bless.
narvekar arvind

ARVIND NARVEKAR / / 5 yrs ago


Limo / / 5 yrs ago

Can't be real .. read this joke set at some other location earlier

binagupta / / 5 yrs ago

that was too good arvind!!
yeh hai bombay meri jaan!!

Krishnan Bala / / 5 yrs ago
Krishnan Bala

Dear Arvind,
That is good for a joke ! But is it possible for him to run on the gravel faster than the train and will it be easy to pull him inside unless he actively co-operates !

kashni sharma / / 5 yrs ago
kashni sharma


that was a hilarious post indeed...

my recent visit to mum gave me a glimpse n a short experience of how mum locals work...n  helped me in imagining the scenrio in a btr way :)

bt still ur way of description is worth stopping by n posting a comment..

glad u were a viewer ;)

take care