An engineer with his volunteers did a commendable job by giving a complete transformation to the Sion Railways. It was for the first time that Railways has given authority to non-profit organization for conducting this makeover.
Gaurang Dinesh Damani founder of Die Hard Indian (First NGO to get the approval of adopting Railway Station) says, “We had taken up King’s Circle Station. Based on its success, we took up Sion station, which is next to Asia’s largest slum – Dharavi. We thought if we can clean up Sion, we can get success anywhere in India.”
Gaurang with his team from different educational fields and sectors began with this cleaning project in December 2014. The job was done very weekend when his volunteers were usually free from their work and studies. They began with removing the banners and posters on wall, following to scrape and paint them.
The team was provided with brushes, paint, primers, etc. to make beautiful sculptures and painting on walls which gives a message to the passengers and other visitors of station, to keep the station clean along with, some other social messages as well. Some of the team members also did the gardening near railway station.
Visitors can see the remarkable differences in Sion and King’s Circle Railway Station. This hard work has been undertaken by around 600 volunteers.
We are happy to see such a makeover of a railway station which is completely transformed and has been done by the young bloods of our nation. We as a nationalist, shall promise to keep our railways clean & tidy as that would be the biggest contribution made by an individual in his part. 🙂