The move will require the over 400 employees of Central Railways to shift to another building.
Since taking over as the Union railways minister in September, Piyush Goyal has made a number of innovative decisions – he got the army to help re-build the bridge at Mumbai’s Elphinstone Road railway station. This way, he reckoned, there would be no need to go through the tedious, tendering route of his ministry. Then he proposed that the iconic Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) (still commonly known as Victoria Terminus or VT) – the headquarters of the Central Railway – be turned into a museum. The grand, Gothic structure has been used as an office for over a century and Goyal’s plan is to make a more modern building for the staff and officers.