Mumbai's Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus(CSTM) adorned in the colours of the national flag on eve of Independence Day. On Tuesday, the heritage building lit in saffron, white and green showcasing the tricolour. On August 15 2018, India celebrates 72nd Independence Day which sees various official events including the parade at Red Fort in New Delhi.
Every year for Independence Day and Republic Day, the UNESCO accredited building lights up in tricolour. Ministry of Railways took to Twitter sharing pictures of the building with the caption, "Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus(CSTM) Mumbai, on the eve of Independence Day: We are proud of this most beautiful building of the country." Various other railway station buildings also illuminated in the tricolour.
The iconic CSTM building observes various national and international events by illuminating in colours of the particular nation's flag. During the Paris terror attack, the building was illuminated in the colours of the French flag in solidarity with the victims. Independence Day 2018 Special: Typically Indian Things That Make Us Smarter Than The World
Here are the pictures:
Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus(CSTM) Mumbai, on the eve of Independence Day : We are proud of this most beautiful building of the country. pic.twitter.com/uysxfJHr8n
— Ministry of Railways (@RailMinIndia) August 14, 2018
India received independence from the British colonial rule in 1947. The same day, the country also separated from Pakistan. Tech giant Google has commemorated the day with a special doodle.
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The CSTM building which is an architectural splendour was built to commemorate the Golden Jubilee of Queen Victoria. The station's name was changed from Victoria Terminus(VT) to Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST) in March 1996 in honour of Chhatrapati Shivaji, the founder of Maratha Empire. It was renamed to Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) in 2017.