by Sidharth Sodhi
This railway station on the western line of Mumbai Railways was opened to the public on the first of July in the year 1924. The station gets its name after the Koli village Khar-Danda.
Recently the staircases and walls in and around the station were given a much-needed makeover by volunteers of an NGO. With the summers upon us this burst of color could not have come at a more appropriate time.
Recently ‘Water Vending machines’ or ‘Water ATM’s have been installed at the station. This is an initiative by the IRCTC (Indian Railways Catering and Tourism Corporation). Commuters can get a 300-ml. glass of purified water for just one rupee. 500 ml of water will cost just three rupees. Such initiatives will give much needed relief to our fellow Mumbaikars. We caught up with the stationmaster Mr. Banwari Sharma. He said these machines would be operational shortly.
Summer has started on a good note.
- Living Local