25 March 2010

Old arched bridge under suburban station in city

A beautiful 22-arch stone bridge was found under Bhandup railway station by the writer on the country's oldest railway line between Mumbai and Thane during the construction of additional 5th and 6th railway line corridor. The bridge has now been buried under a newly-built drain. It has been extensively documented.

-Rajendra B. Aklekar, Mumbai

15 March 2010

An old plaque at Dadar station

An old plaque found at the busy Dadar railway station. Dadar lies on one of the oldest lines of Indian Railways. The readings on the plaque are not quite clear, but it is dated recently around 1960s and made in India. It is probably the date of re-modelling the station structure.

--Rajendra Aklekar, Mumbai