Rail exhibition: A rare treat to watch

Source: The Hitavada      Date: 11 Apr 2018 10:12:00


Staff Reporter,

For visitors, the Rail Exhibition put on at Home Platform is a treat to watch. While most of 18 stalls is a routine fare, mostly promoting railway and government schemes, the models of railway engines were eye catchers.

The exhibition was inaugurated on Tuesday evening by Additional General Manager (Addl. GM), Central Railway, Vishal Agarwal. Divisional Railway Manager, (DRM), Central Railway, Nagpur Division, Brijesh Kumar Gupta, Chief Personnel Officer (CPO), Central Railway, N Swaminathan were also present on the occasion.

The most outstanding thing from the displayed material was the working model of Neral-Matheran Narrow Gauge line. The world heritage site model was cynosure of all eyes at the exhibition which is on till April 12. The exhibition is organised on sidelines of Rail Week celebrations.
The working model of Neral-Matheral NG train is prepared by Ajay Hate, Suburban Guard, Chhattrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Mumbai.

He along with help from Sandeep Nikhale and Yogesh Chavan has crafted the model from cardboard and it's quite enthralling to watch the miniature train move from under the tunnel and the landscape capturing the beauty of Western Ghats is just perfect.

On adjoining stall the hand made model of various engines in use over Indian Railways are simply fabulous. Each of the models made from paper and in some cases from cardboard measures to scale, means it has captures the model as it is in working condition. This is done by an engineer student Yatin Pimpale.

The exhibition showcases the transformation of Indian Railway since its inception in 1853. It provides information about Nagpur, Mumbai, Solapur and Bhusawal Divisions of Central Railway, Also stalls enumerating information about various employment opportunities in Indian Rail, about Skill India, Railway Sports Promotion Board and about Scouts&Guides is also there.

Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) Sunil Udasi and other senior officers from Central Railway were present at the inauguration on Tuesday. The exhibition is open for general public from 10 am to 9 pm on Home Platform while orchestra and kid's arena will function from 4 to 9 pm, informs the railway release.