The idea to turn CSTM into a “world-class rail museum” comes from Railways Minister Piyush Goyal, who wanted the building conserved appropriately as a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The headquarters of Central Railway, housed in the 129-year-old Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) railway station building in Mumbai, will move out to make way for a rail museum. Nothing changes for the trains, though, which will continue to pull into, and out of, platforms at the iconic building that is a UNESCO World Heritage site.
The building currently has around 400 employees who work in three departments of the Central Railway headquarters, including the General Manager’s office. All these offices will move to a new building on P D’Mello Road a few kilometers away, which will eventually house the headquarters.