Heritage Railway well, from where Tagores got water, to get a boost


Heritage Railway well, from where Tagores got water, to get a boost

The Asansol Division of Eastern Railway is planning to renovate the heritage railway well situated at Maheshmunda station from where drinking water used to be transported to the Jorashanko Thakurbari, some 273 kilometres away at Kolkata on the patterns of the Bawris of Rajasthan.

The water of this ancient well has therapeutic values and residents of hundreds of villages in the adjoining areas still use water from it. Talking to The Statesman, Mr Prabhat Kumar Mishra, divisional railway manager (DRM) of Asansol informed that the renovation of the railway well on a pattern of the Bawris of Rajasthan and erecting a plaque describing its rich heritage is his brainchild.

A few months ago, he had been on a visit to Maheshmunda, a small hamlet tucked in Madhupur – Giridih section. Special arrangements used to be made by the then East Indian Railway Company (EIR) to transport the water for the Tagores’ house in Kolkata. It is said that Prince Dwaraka Nath Tagore would drink only the water from this well, the DRM said. Read More

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