Indian Rail returned my laptop!

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I was waiting in ac comfort at the ERS waiting room and used my laptop. Then put it into the charging station so it would be good for later. I dozed then groggily woke up and went to catch my 2:30-ish am train for Varkala.

Just as the train was leaving the ERS station I noted I left my laptop behind. I saw two IR Policeman on the train and one called his folks at the station. Then I called the Ticket Collector (aka TT) who made more arrangements. The police took a photo of my passport page. Later I was told that the tablet, charger, etc was retreived, and that it would be sent to the Station Manager at VAK on the next train.

On arrival at VAK, when I went to the station manager it seemed he knew about everything and said to wait.....

After brekky at the veg station restaurant, and 3 cups of tea, the train arrived and after making a copy of my passport page, and after itemizing what I received, and signing it, the SM handed over a plastic bag with my tablet and charging "stuff" - all there! Profuse thanks to IR.

The Station Manager grinned broadly and said "This is Indian Rail. We take care of our passengers!" A classic statement 😀
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Indian Rail returned my laptop!

Wow. Just wow.
Incidents like this do happen, but are not reported widely. Thanks for sharing.
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That's great!

Thanks for sharing!!
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Wow ! On the Other hand, the French railway police
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I left once an expensive scholarly 1000-page book on a train from Pune to Mumbai and got off at Lonavala after midnight. I went to the station master and asked if anything could be done. He said "no problem", he will wire the next station and I would get it back by next train from there. And I got it back.

This happened over 20 years ago. It appears to be common practice, but is nevertheless astounding and showing high competence of the people and the processes involved.
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Indian Rail returned my laptop!

Amazing.

And rather great. If everything in India worked like this, all the time, it... Well, wouldn't be India i suppose. It might be called something like Singapore?
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Originally Posted by Nick-H View Post And rather great. If everything in India worked like this, all the time, it... Well, wouldn't be India i suppose. It might be called something like Singapore?
But it cannot be Remember, it is based on caste, and religion !We throw our garbage out, and take other people's possessions in. We are like that only !
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Indian Rail returned my laptop!

And Little India, Singapore, has token amount of rubbish on the streets.

How could it not?
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That's brilliant, I hope you gave that station master a really big hug!
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Yay Indian railways! I have always had great experiences and helpful people on all my trips!
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The Station Manager grinned broadly and said "This is Indian Rail. We take care of our passengers!" A classic statement 😀
Classic indeed!

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It might be called something like Singapore?
Chewing gum would be banned then!
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Add my good news story , chennai airport

Adding my good news story at chennai airport.

As I was going through security, I put my wallet through the scanner. This was a first in India, as all other airports allowed you to keep your wallet in your pocket . Fast forward 30 minutes, and I find my wallet missing, just before boarding a flight to Delhi. Since we had been to mahabalipuram earlier, all kinds of scenarios about where I might have dropped my wallet raced through my mind.

Finally remembered the security check, and went back to the scanners. The security folks asked ' what kind of wallet' ? Turns out there were 2 others left behind ! After ID' G , picked up my wallet , and made the flight.

Yes, we should acknowledge such acts as the norm in India, not the exception .
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Yes, we should acknowledge such acts as the norm in India, not the exception .
Yes, it is heartening to hear of such acts in India

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