ECR Opens Exhibition to Mark 160 Years of Indian Railways

Patna: To mark the 160th anniversary of the Indian Railways and the 11th anniversary of the setting up of the East-Central railway zone in Hajipur, the East-Central Railways (ECR) opened a week long exhibition of the history of the Indian Railways at Bharatiya Nritya Kala Mandir in Patna on Tuesday.

The exhibition was inaugurated by ECR General Manager Madhuresh Kumar in the presence of Railway Board Information Center, New Delhi, Director Seema Sharma and other dignitaries.

Rare black and white photographs depicting the evolution of railways in India and model trains going back more than a century and a half ago not only give an unique glimpse into India’s glorious history of train travel but also the changing political landscape over those years.Calling the exhibition very interesting and informative, Kumar said the exhibition would also be very educational for school children.

Amitabh Prabhakar, ECR Public Relations Officer, in his inaugural speech, gave detailed account of the Hajipur-based East-Central Railways and its relentless effort to make travel more convenient and hassle-free for all.