The Western Railway (WR) on Monday began its month-long celebration of the heritage of the Indian Railways by organising a walk at Bandra Terminus.
The walk saw the participation of passengers and coach maintenance workers at the station. WR officials informed the participants about the unique features of the station’s Victorian architecture, its heritage status, UNESCO certification and future plans.
The officials said the station was a mixture of Victorian and vernacular styles of architecture, boasting cascades covered with Mangalore tiles and honeycomb exterior walls. The station was commissioned on November 28, 1864 and built in 1888.
Conservation architect Vikas Dilawari said, “It is the queen of the suburbs. Bandra at that time had cottages with tiled roofs and hence this is a landmark. Read More