Maharashtra home to India’s ‘most beautiful’ railway stations

Maharashtra home to India's 'most beautiful' railway stations
Chandrapur and Ballarpur were judged India’s most beautiful railway stations (Picture Courtesy: Rajendra B. Aklekar)

Two railway stations in Maharashtra – Chandrapur and Ballarpur – have been selected as the most beautiful stations in the country by the Railway Ministry. Both stations are in Maharashtra’s Chandrapur district.

The Railway Ministry has come out with a list of best railway stations, and Chandrapur and Ballarpur are at first position, state finance minister Sudhir Mungantiwar told reporters earlier this week.

Mungantiwar is the guardian minister for the Chandrapur district.

Both stations fall under Central Railway’s Nagpur Division and will be awarded by the Railway Ministry.

“A beautification drive for these two stations was undertaken a year ago. A team of artists from the Nagpur Government Chitrakala Mahavidyalay worked there,” he said.

“A picture of a tiger on the stairs of the Ballarpur railway station has become a selfie-point. No passenger leaves without taking a selfie with the tiger,” said the minister, adding that Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal called him to congratulate over the distinction the two stations have achieved.

A total of 62 stations across 11 zones were evaluated before the winners were declared.

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