Full Site Search  
Mon Jan 22, 2018 05:48:56 IST
PostPostPost Trn TipPost Trn TipPost Stn TipPost Stn TipAdvanced Search
Forum Super Search
Blog Entry#:

Posting Date From:
Posting Date To:
Train Type:
ONLY with Pic/Vid:
Sort by: Date:     Word Count:     Popularity:     
Public:    Pvt: Monitor:    RailFan Club:    

<<prev entry    next entry>>
Blog Entry# 1821445
Posted: Apr 26 2016 (18:45)

2 Responses
Last Response: Apr 26 2016 (19:18)
Rail News
Other NewsCR/Central  -  
Apr 26 2016 (13:11)   Suresh Prabhu plan to have Shivaji statue at CST violation of his own ministry rule

Jayashree   38690 news posts
Entry# 1821445   News Entry# 265866         Tags   Past Edits
Railway minister Suresh Prabhu's plan to install a grand Chhattrapati Shivaji statue at the sprawling CST terminus threatens to break one of the railway's oldest and best-enforced rules. The Land and Amenities Directorate of the railway ministry, in several circulars over the past five decades, has reiterated the railway's avowed stand that stations are not the appropriate place for statues of national leaders.
For one, officials said, in a diverse nation like India, the demand for statues of leaders, historical and mythological figures can be unending. The cornerstone of this policy was a letter written on April 18, 1961, by then prime minister Jawaharlal Nehru to then railway minister Jagjivan Ram, in which Nehru states: "I am inclined to think that it
will not be a good thing to put up these statues at railway stations'. The letter was written by Nehru after some members of Parliament asked a question about the need to install statues of Mahatma Gandhi at railway stations. According to officials, the statue decision is a pandora's box yet not opened. "A statue of any personality comes with its own sensitivity and historical baggage among the personality's followers. Soon it becomes an article of faith which cannot be tinkered with. "Every railway station is a dynamic work of engineering which has to be redeveloped, rebuilt every 30-40 years, depending on the passenger-and-train details of the station. You cannot have a situation where the station's redevelopment has to be compromised because a statue coming in the way cannot be touched. It can even lead to a law-and-order issue," explained an official.

Apr 26 2016 (18:45)
Hung Election this time~   4660 blog posts   334 correct pred (68% accurate)
Re# 1821445-1            Tags   Past Edits
This will be followed by Shahu maharaj statue at KOP, Sangolli rayana statue at SBC, Chennamma statue at BGM, Tipu Statue at MYS, etc

Apr 26 2016 (19:18)
Suraj~   2498 blog posts   395 correct pred (69% accurate)
Re# 1821445-2            Tags   Past Edits
Aise toh her staton pr statues hone lagenge .. Zyada paise ho gaye hai railway k pass toh fare hi kam kr de... Ye sb faaltu k kaam krne ka kya mtlb .. Waise b koi respect toh krta nhi .. Statue banane k baad uski protection alag lagani padti hai :P
Scroll to Top
Scroll to Bottom

Go to Desktop site
Disclaimer: This website has NO affiliation with the Government-run site of Indian Railways. This site does NOT claim 100% accuracy of fast-changing Rail Information. YOU are responsible for independently confirming the validity of information through other sources.