Saturday 25 May 2019
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Fire guts 108-year-old Heritage Kandaghat Railway station

A heritage railway station at Kandaghat was gutted in a fire today. Building was entirely made of wood and built by the British in 1903. The station was a junction for the Kalka-Shimla rail line, but traffic has been normal on the route.

A railway official in Shimla said communication and electricity were restored at the Kandaghat station, Inspector General (railway traffic) Pradeep Kumar Sarpal told that fire was broke out in the dead of night in which all the records, rail gadgets and furniture at the station destroyed. It took around five hours to control the fire. The reason of fire is not yet know and speculated that may have been caused by an electrical short-circuit.

Officials of Northern Railway from Ambala division have reached the place to evaluate the situation and ordered for an enquiry.

Kalka-Shimla rail line was chosen by the UNESCO as a World Heritage Site in 2008.

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2 thoughts on “Fire guts 108-year-old Heritage Kandaghat Railway station

  1. David Ghosh

    Now Indian Raiway must build the Kandaghat Rly station again as original, which was build in 1903 by British,
    The structure must be with only wooden as British build the station.
    Let us see the innovation and dream of Indian Railway.
    If they fail to build again as original,it will proove,they are complitely incompitent and calous too.

  2. Dr. JP Singh

    I’m from Kandaghat and this makes me very sad. A few years ago, the government gutted the old stone post office in the Kandaghat bazaar to expand the bus stop.

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