Restoration work at CSMT, a UNESCO-certified heritage building kick starts

More importantly, the restoration of the heritage site signifies a step towards the better preservation of history. CSMT, a UNESCO-certified heritage building, is a part of Mumbai’s golden history.

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Historical structures are a symbol of our heritage and are meant to be passed down. However, these structures need to be taken care of and in a similar attempt to conserve its heritage, the restoration work of Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), a heritage building certified by UNESCO, begins. 

The construction work on the ground floor of the heritage building has started with the restoration of the entrance of the station on the south side, near Bori Bunder. The present work consists of restoration of windows, glass panes and doors. The Burma teakwood doors will be placed inside near the CSMT museum whereas the wooden staircases along with the damaged structures will be replaced. 

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While the restoration work of the building has begun, as per a CR official, the work is expected to be completed in one year. He added that no changes will be made to the structure owing to its heritage value.

The work began after the Railways was proposed by CR to allot a fund of ₹41 crore to restore the heritage building. Alongside, the Union Budget 2018-19 had assigned funds for the restoration work.

The CSMT heritage building is the headquarters for CR and operates on green energy. The CR purchases six-megawatt power from Sangli’s wind energy unit to add to its grid.

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