After trying to secure heritage status for the toy train in Matheran since 2005, the railways’ efforts are finally bearing fruit.
A UNESCO team has reached the hill station 107 km away from Mumbai for inspection and Geon Caprez, UNESCO member from Switzerland, will send the report.
Caprez said, “I am here on inspection. I will submit my report to our office after inspection.”
KBR Mittal, secretary, Indian Railway Board said, “Geon Caprez will visit all the heritage structures related to the toy train, old workshop, steam engine and others. He will send the report to the UNESCO. A committee will then decide whether to award it the world heritage status to it or not.”
“We hope by next July the toy train will get the world heritage status,” he added on a hopeful note.