Railways says CSTM not to lose World Heritage site tag by converting offices into museum; IANS

India – Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (formerly Victoria Terminus)

The Chatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSTM) building would not lose its Unesco World Heritage site tag even if it shifts the Central Railway offices from there to convert the office space into a museum, Railway Ministry officials claim. The Central Railway had, in December 2017, sought permission of the Railway Board to shift its headquarters from the iconic 129-year-old CSTM to another place in Mumbai and convert the present office into a museum. “The proposal to convert the CSTM into a museum was received by the Railway Board 15-20 days ago,” a senior Railway Ministry official told IANS. He also said that the Central Railway has proposed to construct its new headquarters in Mumbai’s P. D’Mello Road, which is just a few kilometres away from its current headquarters. “They have given an estimated Rs 65 to 100 crore to construct new building,” the official said.

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