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CSMT facade to be renovated

Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in Mumbai will undergo major repairs in next few months. Total project cost is estimated to be Rs 8.54 crore. Entire renovation and repair work will be completed in six months time from the date of selection of the contractor.

Repairs to pathway from Heritage Building CSMT to New Administrative Building(NAB) with a length of 500 m will be one of the major works to be undertaken. West Facade from star chamber to New Administrative Building(NAB) along Platform No 1 will be renovated. Repairing of roof and painting suburban concourse will also be undertaken.

Some of the other major works include Platform No. 1 to 7 north lighting and sheeting and glasses, Gantry repair, Facade improvement, Linen room shifting and provision of new linen room plus roof mounted AC plus wall panelling, Ladies toilet(AC), LED video wall, improvement in retiring room and TTE rest room and facade lighting.

CSMT, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, is a historic railway station and a UNESCO World Heritage Site which serves as the headquarters of the Central Railways. The station was designed by Frederick William Stevens according to the concept of Victorian Italianate Gothic Revival architecture and meant to be a similar revival of Indian Goth (classical era) architecture. The skyline, turrets, pointed arches, and eccentric ground plan are close to classical Indian palace architecture. The station was built in 1887 in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria and is one of the busiest railway stations in India.

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