Construction work for Bengaluru’s first railway museum has begun at the Nandi Halt station.
Story so far: The construction of the city’s first railway museum and park has begun at the 107-year-old Nandi Halt in Yaluvahalli, a heritage structure part of the Yelahanka–Chickballapur line. When it finishes, Bengaluru will join the likes of Mysuru and Huballi, which already have railway museums.
- The project’s first phase will cost ₹2.38 crore. It is expected to be operational and open to the public by the end of 2023.
- The museum’s popular appeal will be built by a mini restaurant formed of old train coaches, a Toy train, a 3D art gallery, and QR-enabled picture postcards.
USP: A unique goal of the project is to revive the dried Dakshina Pinnakini River. It originates at Nandi Hills, with Chikkaballapur and Hoskote on its route. It will occupy some area inside the Nandi Halt station premises.