The Tribute Continues……..
Ok, here is the bet everyone ….. ask anyone outside chennai . what comes to their mind first! when they think of Chennai?
No, it ain’t the beach or Ecr or shopping malls or T.Nagar. It is our ever historic and heroic landmark of Chennai “The Chennai central Railway station”.
Yup It is, believe me! i asked quiet a few and all have answered to support this notion of mine. I’ve grown in chennai and i could scarcely remember the first time i travelled by train because it was very usual and this historic landmark was always the sight that greeted me and welcomed back me home every time again. whenever i was travelling to outstations, the clock tower was what my eye balls would be searching so i can be sure of reaching and catching the train on time and as you would know sachin whenever he comes to bat used to look out to the skies , i used to do the very same whenever i used to come out of the Central station , i used to look up to the clock tower as though i don’t wear a watch. That tower does feels unique and it is definitely something i would boast about with my other friends from other cities or areas.
You would not believe this or many would not have not noticed this , even i haven’t until one old gentlemen told me that Chennai Central is his favourite Station in all of India for one single reason , Guess what? Chennai Central is one of the Biggest Stations in the India which does not have any staircases to connect between platforms . Yes, This railway station helps you roll away your suitcases right from stepping out of the train or from steeping out of your vehicle to the coach of the train you are gonna travel (might be not so good to the porters…).
For most of the people who have come or coming or gonna come to Chennai to have a bright life This is the starting point from which they have to start running to make it huge. The city is flooded with million dreams atleast thousands getting realised daily this is the gate way from them all.Hey ! just wait….. When we have a gate way of India and an India Gate why don’t we call our Central Station the “Gate way of Chennai”.. Just a sudden thought.
Our “Gate Way of Chennai” is sure the crown of the beautiful Chennai..