Railway muesum and park to come back up at Nandi Halt station


SWR is renovating 4 heritae railway stations on Yelahanka – Chikkaballapur line

SWR is renovating 4 heritae railway stations on Yelahanka – Chikkaballapur line

The town’s first-ever railway museum will come at Nandi Halt station, a heritage construction a part of the Yelahanka–Chickballapur line.

There are 4 heritage stations positioned on the road — Doddajala, Devanahalli, Avathihalli and Nandi Halt. The South Western Railway had roped within the Indian Nationwide Belief for Artwork and Cultural Heritage (INTACH) for renovation of those stations with a theme.

Renovation of Doddajala station has already been accomplished and work is underway at Devanahalli and Avathihalli and is predicted to be accomplished in two months. At Nandi Halt station, together with the renovation, SWR has now proposed to assemble a railway museum and railway park.

The heritage building at Doddajala station that has been restored.

The heritage constructing at Doddajala station that has been restored.
| Picture Credit score: SUCHITH KIDIYOOR

Kusuma Hairprasad, Further Divisional Railway Supervisor, instructed The Hindu that tender for the museum and park might be floated inside a number of days. It is going to be the primary museum of Bengaluru division. SWR has already developed a railway museum in Mysuru and Hubballi. “The Cantonment–Chickballapur line has historic significance because it was constructed through the British Period. At Nandi Halt, utilizing the railway land we’re constructing a museum.”

Ms Meera Iyer, convenor of INTACH instructed The Hindu that restoration of Doddajala, Devanahalli and Avathihalli is being funded by Mineral Enterprises Restricted as a part of their Company Social Duty (CSR) initiative. “It is rather heartening to see the Bengaluru primarily based corporations stepping up for restoration of town’s heritage.”

The official stated that other than renovation and museum work, the SWR has additionally proposed to take up a groundwater rejuvenating undertaking close to the railway land the place Dakshina Pinakini river flows. The river originates from Nandi Hills which is positioned round 2.5 km from the heritage station. 

The Nandi Halt station.

The Nandi Halt station.
| Picture Credit score: SUCHITH KIDIYOOR

SWR has requested retired railway workers, public, establishments and NGO’s to share objects of historic worth or of significance pertaining to Railways equivalent to books, experiences, recordsdata, journals, pictures, slides, notes, sketches, pamphlets, paperwork, magazines, structure plans, tape recordings, audio/video cassettes, movies, footage, furnishings, stamps, fashions, statues, newspaper clippings and different artifacts out there with them. These articles might be displayed at artwork galleries at these heritage facilities.

folks can contact Rakesh Okay. Prabhu, heritage secretary/Bengaluru division on 9731666400 or Shekhar S., heritage group member on 8197311836.


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