Byculla Railway station in Mumbai gets UNESCO recognition for heritage conservation
The 169-year-old Byculla railway station in Mumbai is one of the oldest living railway stations in India. The station has received UNESCO’s Asia Pacific Cultural Heritage Conservation award of merit for restoration work carried out over the last three years.
The Bajaj Group has a history of preserving and restoring ancient architectural heritage sites. Recently, the group led the initiative of restoration and beautification of the Byculla Railway Station executed by an NGO, ‘I Love Mumbai’.
The restoration of the station included cleaning the basalt stone facade, and restoration of the original doors, windows, grills, and gates. Restoration of the timber truss roof, Mangalore tiles, and smaller lean-to roofs along the facade was done. The addition of ramps, steps, etc., was also done to make the station accessible to all passengers.
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