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

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

Danve while addressing the gathering said that Railways are marching towards 100 per cent 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 up-gradation. 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, 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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