New Delhi Railway Station
Last week, I was back in Delhi, and spent the afternoon shooting at New Delhi Railway Station. New Delhi is the second-busiest railway station in India – and one of India’s largest. Over 300 trains each day pass its 16 platforms, and it handles around 360,000 passengers each day; it also has the largest route interlocking system in the world.
Despite these superlatives, my interest was less in the railway station itself, and more in the flood of humanity which passes through it on a daily basis. Individuals; families; colleagues; friends; lovers; old and young; healthy and sick; people parting; people reunited; people hurrying; people waiting; people sleeping and picnicking; goods being loaded and unloaded; porters scurrying, trains arriving and departing: New Delhi Railway Station is a people-photographer’s paradise.
Or at least it was, until the railway police told me sternly that photography in the railway station was forbidden. By then, I’d already been there four hours, and the light was fading; I actually felt that I’d been quite lucky, as I’d seen plenty of police while I was shooting, and up to that moment, none had taken any interest in my activity.
Here are a few of the images from the afternoon – click on any image to see it larger.