Tamil Nadu: British-era railway building in Tiruchy regains glory lost to debris

The building, built by the British for the community in 1897, hosted innumerable cultural events, marriage and family functions.

Published: 05th November 2022 07:32 AM  |   Last Updated: 05th November 2022 07:32 AM   |  A+A-

The railway ridding the Anglo-Indian building premises of debris and other waste material, in Tiruchy on Friday | M K Ashok Kumar

By Express News Service

TIRUCHY:  Lost charm returned to animate the British-era Anglo-Indian railway building, which turned 125 this year, as the Tiruchy railway division on Friday deployed an excavator to clear mounds of debris that turned its premises into a landfill.

TNIE in its October 27, 2022 article headlined, 'Once a culture centre, 125-year-old heritage building now dumping spot' reported the dilapidated condition the building is in and its relevance in the history of the Anglo-Indian community.

The building, built by the British for the community in 1897, hosted innumerable cultural events, marriage and family functions. The members of the community, dismayed by its present condition, approached various ministers for a solution, in vain. Augustine Roy Rozario, the vice president of the Federation of Anglo-Indian Associations in India, said,

"We appreciate the railway for clearing debris and weeds from the building premises. Now, we want the railway to ensure its maintenance and protect its importance." Senior railway officials said the railway will take steps to protect the old building.

"We have already cleared the debris and weeds from its premises. We would also fence the property or raise a compound wall. We are also considering long-term and short-term plans to ensure that it remains protected. Short-term works include essential maintenance work," a senior railway official said.


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp