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CST to be lit up to enhance its look

mumbai Updated: Jun 16, 2010 01:58 IST
Shashank Rao
Shashank Rao
Hindustan Times
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The 122-year-old Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) building will soon be lit up at nights.

The Central Railway (CR) plans to illuminate the UNESCO World Heritage structure with vibrant multi-coloured lights to enhance its look. The new lighting system will also save power.

"We have planned a multi-coloured LED lighting system. The lights will be installed on the exterior of the CST building. We will also try to install them in the interiors of the building on the corridors close to the platform if the cost permits," said MC Chauhan, CR divisional railway manager.

The lighting will be changed during festivals and public holidays.

The Tourism ministry has sanctioned Rs 4.86 crore for the project, of which Rs 3.89 crore will be used for the first phase.

"The time frame for this project is three years, but we are aiming to complete it by March 2011," said Chauhan.

CR officials said the heritage structure with its carved arches, the dome and the gargoyles is not well lit.

"We will ensure that these artifacts are properly illuminated using this multi-coloured theme. The interiors of the dome too would be focused with these lights, which otherwise gets ignored by people," said a senior official from CR.