Cuttack railway station to undergo facelift; Minister seeks people’s views on proposed designs

Bhubaneswar/New Delhi: Ministry of Railways has plans to develop and beautify Cuttack railway station soon. The Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw sought people’s views on its proposed designs, today.

Taking to his personal Twitter handle, the Minister Vaishnaw wrote, “Rate the proposed designs for Cuttack railway station redevelopment. (1/2). Proposed designs – #Cuttack railway station. (2/2) #NayeBharatKaNayaStation.” He wanted the netizens to express their preferences as ‘Extraordinary’, ‘Excellent’, ‘Very Good’ and ‘Average’.

Notably, the proposed architectural designs of entrance gate and building reflect the typical aesthetics of Odisha’s rich cultural heritage. The entrance appears like a replica of Barabati fort in the design.

About 1,287 kilometres (800 mi) of the East Coast State Railway was built and opened to traffic during the period from 1893 to 1896. It necessitated then to construct some of the largest bridges across rivers like Brahmani, Kathajodi, Kuakhai, Mahanadi and Birupa.

Cuttack station was connected to the network of Indian Railways in 1899. The station operates under Khurda Road division of East Coast Railway (ECoR) and is among the top hundred booking stations.

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