Thane Historical railway lines face sure death by concrete

  • | Thursday | 2nd July, 2020

Over half-a-century-old rail lines found in Thane East are in the process of being concretised even as local history groups are pushing for their conservation given that Thane played host to India's first railway in 1853. A railway official said these lines do not belong to the railways anymore but are a significant part of the city's history. The lines have been there since the time of the Great Indian Peninsula Railway, which is the former name of Central Railway and once went to the jetty that stood there. However, they are not in any way connected to the first train or first line in Thane. Today, the worn-out shed has collapsed and is forgotten like the city's railway history and old lines.

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