The Garib Rath on a Sunny and Foggy Morning

The 12258 Trivandrum Kochuveli – Bangalore Yeshwantpur Garib Rath Express headed by old-timer KJM WDM3A #18824 waits patiently in abeyance to a red signal on a foggy and sunny morning at Anekal Road railway station near Bangalore to let an oncoming train pass, looking ahead through the fog. The tracks ahead were completely obscured by fog but it lifted soon after. Just 35 km from Bangalore, Anekal is a world of difference compared to the city.

JNK 38 Kerala KSRTC Ernakulam City Volvo 8400

JNK 38 City Volvo bus of the Kerala State Transport Corporation (KSRTC) seen at South (Jos) Junction on a sweaty evening. These bright orange buses were procured by the JNNURM scheme and are run by KSRTC. The bus belings to the Ernakulam City depot. The Volvo 8400 bus is built on a B7RLE chassis and is the same model seen in all other Indian cities like Bangalore.

The MC Road Framed by Walls of Greenery

The Main Central Road (MC Road) in Kerala connects the state capital Thiruvananthapuram with central Travancore districts, ending at Angamaly in Ernakulam district. The road was built by Raja Kesavadas, the erstwhile Diwan of Travancore. The road passes through mountainous terrain, heavily populated in pockets. Here the road is seen in Kottayam district, flanked by walls of greenery on all sides and offers very beautiful views. The road is very twisty for its entire length and you should be an expert driver to negotiate it.