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Byculla Railway Station, regain its original Gothic, Heritage, Architectural glory

Byculla Railway Station, regain its original Gothic, Heritage, Architectural glory

Century and a half, and more, old (169 years, to be precise) Byculla railway station, o­ne of the oldest stations of Mumbai, which was commissioned in the year 1853, returns to its heritage architectural glory.

The ceremonial inauguration of the project was done today Friday, 29th April at 12 noon at Byculla Railway Station, Platform No.1 at the hands of Shri Raosaheb Dadarao Patil Danve, Hon’ble Minister of State for Railways, Government of India. Shri Devendra Fadnavis, Hon’ble Leader of Opposition, Maharashtra Legislative Assembly, Smt. Shaina NC, Trustee, I LOVE MUMBAI, Smt. Minal Bajaj and Shri Niraj Bajaj of Bajaj Group and Jamnalal Bajaj Foundation, Heritage Conservation Architect Abha Narain Lambah, Shri Anil Kumar Lahoti, General Manager, Central Railway, Shri A.K. Gupta, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, Shri Ashwini Saxena, Principal Chief Engineer, Smt. Ity Pandey, Chief Commercial Manager-Passenger Services, Shri Pradeep Pol, Additional Divisional Railway Manager (Infra), Mumbai Division and other dignitaries were present o­n the occasion.

Shri Danveji while addressing the gathering said that Railways are marching towards 100% electrification and it is going to achieve this target by 2023.  He said that the Pune-Nashik rail line has been approved by Niti Ayog. 25 railway stations in Maharashtra have been identified for upgradation.  He also said that there has been a remarkable change in railway stations and cleanliness.  He congratulated all the stakeholders of the Byculla railway station restoration project.

Earlier, Shri Devendra Fadnavis while addressing said that Byculla is the oldest railway station in India and the task of the entire planning and execution has been completed and Byculla Railway Station has been restored to its almost original, ancient, heritage architecture with excellence.

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Date: April 29, 2022

PR No.2022/04/68

This press release is issued by the Public Relations Department, Central Railway, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus Mumbai.

(Shivaji Sutar)
Chief Public Relations Officer

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