In a bid to save its heritage structures, the Railways has decided against dismantling the 113-year old Lord Curzon Bridge in Allahabad and will hand it over the Uttar Pradesh government for its preservation.
A senior Railway Ministry official aware to the development told IANS: “The Lord Curzon Bridge would not be dismantled. It would be handed over to the Uttar Pradesh government.”
The decision, he said, was taken in February after the Uttar Pradesh government wrote to the Railway Ministry requesting that it be handed over the bridge.
“The letter from the UP government was received on February 8. And a decision to hand over the bridge to the state government was taken within eight days on February 16,” the official said. Read More