Mangaluru: The railway administration of Southern Railway has come up with a project to beautify its important stations. Right now a good start has been made with one beautiful painting done at the Central Railway Station on the slopes in front of the Railway Mail Service (RMS) Centre. The painting, done by a teacher from Kendriya Vidyalaya during his free time, depicts Mangaluru beaches and water sports.
Public Relations Officer of railways stated that the premises of the Kannur and Palakkad stations too are being beautified with paintings. Divisional Railway Manager Shami has taken the initiative with the twin objective of introducing local attractions to outside passengers and keeping surroundings of the stations attractive, he said.
While each painting would cost around Rs. 20,000, the Railways would welcome sponsors to get them done at their own cost. Names of sponsors could be prominently displayed along with such paintings, said the official. Even otherwise, the beautification project would be continued as and when funds are made available, he added.