The Railway Ministry’s plan to convert the 130-year-old Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) building in south Mumbai, into a museum, has run into a controversy with architects and rail employees raising objections over the move.
While the architects say it is “difficult” and “impractical” to turn this iconic complex, the administrative headquarters of the Central Railway (CR), into a museum, the railway unions say relocation will cause inconvenience to the employees currently working there.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, during his visit to the CSMT in November last year, had announced to convert this busy train terminus into a “world-class museum”.
Yesterday, the railway authorities invited expression of interest (EoI) to develop the museum and also formed an advisory board to execute the plan. Read More…
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