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Old December 25th, 2001, 08:57 AM
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Talking Introduction of Toilets in Indian Railways

Thought we needed a bit humor in these tough times, even if it's a little "stinky"..........

Toilets were introduced on Indian Trains only after a passenger, Okhil Chanda Sen wrote a letter in 1909 to the Sahibganj Divisional Office complaining about how he missed the train when he got down to attend the call of nature. The letter is still preserved in the railway archives. The Times of India recently reproduced the unedited letter.

Dear Sir,

I am arrive by passenger train Ahmedpur station and my belly Too much
swelling with Jack fruit. I am therefore went to privy. Just I am doing the
nuisance that gaurd making whistle blow for train to Go off and I am running
with 'lota' in one hand and 'dhoti' in the next when I fall over and expose
all my shocking to man and female Women on platform. This too much bad if
passengers go to make dung that dam gaurd Not wait
train five minutes for me. I am therefore pray your honour To make big
fine on that gaurd for public sake. Otherwise I am making Bigreports to

Yours troubledly,

Okhil Chandra
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