Intach to restore 4 colonial-era railway stations

Intach to restore heritage of 4 colonial-era railway stations

Credit: South Western Railway

Work is set to begin to restore the heritage of four railway stations of colonial-era with officials hoping to transform them into local tourism spots with the help of experts and private funding.

The Bengaluru Division of the South Western Railway signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with the Indian National Trust for Art and Cultural Heritage (Intach) on Thursday for ‘renovation, restoration and preservation’ of Doddajala, Devanahalli, Avatihalli and Nandi Halt stations some of which date back to 1915.

“We estimate that the project for developing the four stations into heritage stations will require about Rs 10 crore. We have brought Intach on board. They will bring private companies who will sponsor the project under the corporate social responsibility scheme,” Divisional Railway Manager Ashok Kumar Verma told DH.

The official said that the project will pave way for tourism besides the preservation of culture and heritage. “Intach will come up with the details of the restoration and renovation plan,” he said.

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