Visakhapatnam Railway Station has a rare art gallery treat for passengers

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Visakhapatnam Railway Station surely knows how to enrich the experience of passengers on their journey and there has been no stone unturned in this regard.

Visakhapatnam Railway Station surely knows how to enrich the experience of passengers on their journey and there has been no stone unturned in this regard. In one of the first such projects across any railway station in India, Vizag will have an Art Gallery with rare pictures for viewing by passengers. Situated near the main exit gate, the Art Gallery has already been inaugurated by Waltair Division railway manager yesterday.

One can now see pictures in the art gallery of facts and events from the 1960s and 1970s which have artistic, factual and historic significance. These have been sourced from the National Rail Museum in New Delhi. Further in a statement, the authorities have encouraged local artists to come forward with their individual works to be displayed at the art gallery. Local talent is invited and it will serve as a platform for newbie artists to grab attention. The display will be free of cost to the artist and one can approach the Station Master for further details.

Highlights –

  • Mahatma Gandhi standing at the door of an old compartment during the times of Salt Satyagraha.
  • Steam engines that used to draw trains earlier.
  • Vintage pictures of Howrah Station.
  • Pictures of train carrying refugees from Pakistan into then India.

Definitely worth a peek for all of us next time we are making a rail journey, don’t you thinks so?

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