Monthly Archives: June 2014

New KSRTC Bus Station at Thampanoor in Thiruvananthapuram

The New Trivandrum Thampanoor KSRTC Central Bus Terminal

The front facade of the huge, towering new KSRTC central bus station building (still under construction) at Thampanoor, Thiruvananthapuram in Kerala. The terminal complex is the biggest bus station in Kerala and is also the headquarters and central offices of the Kerala State Transport Corporation (KSRTC). The ground floor of the station handles bus arrivals and departures with 30 departure ...

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Group of Orange Volvo low floor city buses at Ernakulam

Kochi’s “Team Oranje” Volvo Low Floor Buses Stand in a Row!

Four of Kochi’s JnNURM Volvo “Low Floor” City buses (B7RLE chassis) take rest standing next to each other in a row at the Ernakulam depot (bus station) on a pleasant evening. The buses are JNK3, JNK6, JNK8 and JNK25. I had taken a ride in JNK25 earlier in the day from South to Vyttila. It definitely pleasing to the eye seeing the ...

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Photo of Indian Railways electric locomotive wap4 22220 with the Himsagar express

The Faded Orange Train Waits Beside the Green Wall

Erode’s classic electric locomotive WAP4 #22220 heading an equally famous train the 16318 Jammu – Kanyakumari Himasagar Express waits patiently on the mainline at Ettumanur, Kerala for the Jan Shatabdi to cross it on the loop on the KTYM – MNTT single line. The loco used to be bright orange but the color has faded drastically over time. It stands next ...

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Flex board put up by Argentina fans in Kerala

Vamos Argentina! From Kaduthuruthy, Kerala

Argentina Fans Proclaim their Love for the Team in Kerala. Kerala is crazy about football and this craziness reaches a fever pitch during every FIFA World Cup. Fans put up huge hoardings with graphics printed on flex sheets proclaiming love and tributes for their favorite teams which mostly happen to be Brazil and Argentina, which many people are hard core, ...

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Photo of Yeshwantpur Howrah Premium Special Train Indian Railways

WAP4 22205 Heads the Full LHB Howrah Premium AC Special

Santragachi (SRC)’s tired-looking WAP4 #22205 heads the Bangalore Yeshwantpur – Kolkata Howrah AC “Premium” Special Express as it slowly rolls past Baiyyappanahalli railway station. The train had a full LHB rake (consist). LHB coaches are new technology spacious and lightweight aluminum coaches with big windows now found on all Rajdhanis and Shatabdis. It was an impossibly scorching day and I would have rather ...

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The interiors of the Kochi Central Mall at MG Road Ernakulam

Interiors of the Kochi Central Mall, Ernakulam

How the new Kochi Central Mall on MG Road, Ernakulam looks like from the inside. The interiors are very upscale, very clean and well spaced out, in all very tastefully done with colors everywhere as you can see in this photo. This picture was taken from the first floor above the entrance. The foot court with its lighted roof is ...

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