Indian Railways’ British-era cast iron cash boxes, famous for Kakori incident, to become history soon


Indian Railways’ British-era cast iron cash boxes, famous for Kakori incident, to become history soon

Indian Railways getting rid of British-era methods! The cast iron cash boxes that are used by Northern Railway zone of Indian Railways to ferry daily revenue for almost a century are soon set to become history.

From September 15, 2018, onwards, the use of the iconic heavy iron cash boxes, which are painted in orange, in vogue for the past 93 years, will be discontinued in the Lucknow division of Northern Railway.

Recently, a memorandum of understanding was signed between Lucknow division and the State Bank of India (SBI) for collection by cash van as well as subsequent online transfer to the divisional headquarters, a TOI report stated.

Once looted by revolutionaries Ram Prasad Bismil, Ashfaq Ullah Khan and their associates in Kakori, the cast iron boxes will be put on display in the rail museum. Read More

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