It sucks BIG time! Not having my camera handy...
There's so much talk about reducing ecological footprints worldwide. It probably hasn't even crossed the minds of the officials at Indian Railways yet.
Wikipedia says "The total number of railway stations in India is estimated to be between 7,000 and 8,000"
Here's a suggestion: Get rid of those platform tickets!
It'll save a whole lot of trees from being cut down every year.
Try this approach :)