Madurai railway station bags honour

By NT Bureau Published on May 02, 2018 05:50 PM IST

New Delhi: The Ballarshah and Chandrapur railway stations in Maharashtra have been adjudged winners of the national transporter's in-house station beautification contest, a statement from the Ministry said today.

The Nagpur Division of Central Railway has beautified the two stations with paintings, sculptures and murals based on wildlife at the Tadoda National Park and local tribal art.

The number two slot has gone to Bihar's Madhubani station, which features stunning artwork by local artists, and Tamilnadu's Madurai station, which also depicts popular scenes from local culture on its walls, the statement said.

The third prize has gone jointly to three stations - Gandhidham in Gujarat, Kota in Rajasthan and Secunderabad in Telengana.

The first prize winners will get Rs 10 lakh, second prize winners Rs 5 lakh and the third prize winners Rs 3 lakh.

A total of 62 entries from across 11 railway zones were received by the railway board for the best stations where beautification work had been done by local artistes.