This is what the booking office of Egmore station looks like. It's located on the first floor, and it's easier to locate when you come it from the left. Your left, as you face the station. Maybe it's just me, but this place is the least crowded that I have ever seen it...and I've been here at 7:30 in the morning!
If you notice the somewhat randomly arranged chairs that all seem to be facing forward, that's where we play "musical chairs" as we wait our turn. What do I mean? Well, as the people standing in line get their chance at one of the ten counters, the rest of us stand up from our seats -- otherwise we remain standing -- and proceed to occupy the newly available seats in front of us.