Railway Heritage Walk organised
Kolkata: A historic Railway Heritage Walk was organised at Fairlie Place, Eastern Railway Headquarters, on Saturday to demonstrate the rich history and heritage of the prominent iconic structures of the Indian Railways.
The event was hosted jointly by the Ministry of Railways, Ministry of External Affairs and Bespoken Architecture and Unique Legacies (BAUL) in association with India Tourism and Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) and valuable support from the Rail Enthusiasts' Society and KSHETRUM through a heritage walk and other activities at Fairlie Place, Howrah Station and Regional Rail Museum, Howrah, to highlight the glorious aspects of heritage of Indian Railways in and around the city of Kolkata.
In the morning, the gathering assembled at Fairlie Place where S K Srivastava, Deputy General Manager (G)/Eastern Railway demonstrated the rich history through a Power Point presentation. All the members were also taken to the Heritage Gallery at Fairlie Place. Visitors were enthralled to see the valuable heritage equipment, pictographs, drawings of East Indian Railway era in the Heritage Gallery. All the members were also taken to Howrah Station and the Regional Rail Museum, Howrah, where S Mookerjee, ex-finance Commissioner and mentor, Apex Heritage Committee, Railway Board explained in detail about the history and heritage of Howrah Station.
Prominent among the participants in the Heritage Walk were S Mookerjee, ex-Finance Commissioner and mentor, Apex Heritage Committee, Railway Board, Subrata Nath, Executive Director/Heritage, Railway Board, Jayanta Kumar Saha, Principal Chief Mechanical Engineer, South Eastern Railway, Pradip Kumar, Chief Signal and Telecom Engineer (Con)/Eastern Railway, S K Srivastava and a large number of Consul Generals of various countries including Dr. Michael Feiner, Consul General of Germany; Masayuki Taga, Consul General of Japan; Myint Soe, Consul General of Myanmar; Toufique Hassan, Deputy High Commissioner of Bangladesh; Olivier Cassin, Deputy Consul General of France and a large number of people from different walks of life.