Indian Railways pays unique tribute to Mahatma Gandhi on his 150th birth anniversary year: See pics1 min read . Updated: 25 Sep 2019, 04:21 PM IST
- Central Railway zone has started working on these diesel locomotives about 2 months ago
- A total of 15 diesel locomotives which have been painted till now
Indian Railways’ Central Railway zone in a unique way has decided to celebrate Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th birth anniversary year.
As the whole country is gearing celebrate ‘Father of the Nation’ 150th birth anniversary year, the Central Railway zone is celebrating Mahatma Gandhi’s 150th Birth Anniversary Year by painting diesel locomotives with the Mahatma Gandhi’s picture on the backdrop of the national tricolour.
Central Railway zone has started working on these diesel locomotives about 2 months ago.
A total of 15 diesel locomotives which have been painted till now are presently running on the Mumbai-Pune and Mumbai-Konkan route and the work of painting seven more locomotives is in progress.
Shri Chintaman Donde working as Mastercraftsman & Painter, Diesel Loco Shed, Kalyan along with a dedicated team of the Shed has painted these locomotives.
He said “ Mahatma Gandhiji or Bapu is the Father of the Nation who gave us the concept of Swachhata and “Ahimsa". Through these paintings, We have, on behalf of Central Railway, have paid tribute to the Mahatma."
In addition to this one more locomotive will be decorated and attached to a train from Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus as a mark of respect to the Mahatma Gandhi on his birth anniversary on 02 October 2019.
The work of painting these locomotives is done in the normal course of the work being done at the loco shed.