Old DRM office building in Ferozepur will get a heritage look as Railway Museum – Rana Sodhi
Ferozepur, August 11, 2022: Former Cabinet Minister and senior BJP leader Rana Gurmeet Singh Sodhi is putting full emphasis on converting the old DRM office of Britishers time into heritage.
Apart from meeting Union Minister of State for Railways Darshana Jardosh in this context, Sodhi also met Divisional Railway Manager Dr. Seema Sharma., in this context.
Sodhi said that the central government is fully enthusiastic about converting the building into a museum or heritage. He said that the demolition tender of the building has been cancelled after he approached the Railway Ministry and the work for its restoration would now be done by the Ministry of Culture.
He said that the Union Minister of State for Railways himself is showing interest in preserving this building and he himself is in touch with the higher officials of the Ministry of Railways so that the work can be started by making a proposal to make the building a museum.
Sodhi said that by building a museum or heritage here, people from outside cities and states will come to see it, so that our generation will get information about railways besides it will give a boost to the business in this border town.
Recalling the old time when Ferozepur – a border district, when Punjab Mail was running on tracks from Lahore, Peshawar via Firozpur to Mumbai Central, the British had set up DRM office in Ferozepur, which is a matter of pride and pride for the district, said Sodhi.
Apart from the old engine, many such items have been kept in this building which is our heritage and the same will be preserved to put wiser the coming generation will get knowledge about the old structure and stuff of railways, said Rana Sodhi.
Sodhi said that Ferozepur Railway Division is the largest division of North India, which is spread up to Jammu and Kashmir. I have also apprised the Railway Minister that Ferozepur is the land of martyrs and people will come here in large numbers if the old DRM office building is converted into museum.