Shift Central Rly’s Zonal Office from Mumbai to Nagpur: VED

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 10 Jan 2018 10:22:30


Business Bureau,

Vidarbha Economic Development Council (VED) delegation including President Devendra Parekh, Shivkumar Rao and Pradeep Maheshwari, vice-presidents alongwith Krupal Tumane, MP, recently met Piyush Goyal, Union Minister for Railways in the New Delhi and apprised him of VED’s proposal of relocating the Central Railways’ Zonal Office from Mumbai to Nagpur as, obviously, this office should be located in the centre of the country i.e. Nagpur and operate from there.
This is a long-pending demand of VED, which they have been pursuing since few years.

This move would help to decongest Mumbai and also to create job and other opportunities in Vidarbha. Ample land is available with Railways for constructing the office.
At present, Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) formerly known as Victoria Terminus, a historic railway station and a UNESCO World Heritage Site in Mumbai, Maharashtra, serves as the headquarters of Central Railways.
It is one of the busiest railway stations in the country, serving as a terminal for both long-distance trains and commuter trains.

The Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus station was built in 1887 in the Bori Bunder area of Mumbai to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The new railway station was built to the south of the old Bori Bunder Railway Station.
The station’s name was changed from Victoria Terminus (with code BB) to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (with code CSTM) in March 1996 in honour of Emperor Chhatrapati Shivaji, founder of the Maratha Empire. In 2017, the station was again renamed Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (code remained CSTM)..

In a recent move, the Heritage Site of UNESCO has stipulated the condition to the Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) that it relocates its Central Railways office from CST if it wishes to retain its continuity as a Heritage Site. Looking at the present sitaution, Central Railway’s Zonal Office be shifted here, informs a press release.