Everyday Heroes: The Officers that keep Indian Railways running

Meet Mr. Dinesh Chandra Sharma, Mr. Rajesh Kumar and Mr. Daleep Kumar Bajaj from Kalka-Shimla Railway.

By Kalka Shimla Railway

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The Kalka-Shimla Railway 

The uniqueness of the Kalka-Shimla Railway dates back to the time of the British Raj in India. Shimla was the 'summer capital' and the headquarters of the British army in 1864. The construction for this railway started in 1898. In 2007, the Himachal Pradesh  government declared the railway a heritage property and in 2008 UNESCO declared Kalka-Shimla Railway as a World Heritage Site, along with Darjeeling Himalayan and Nilgiri Mountain Railways. Take a look at the officers behind the smooth workings of the Kalka-Shimla Railway stations. 

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Mr. Dinesh Chandra Sharma - Station Superintendent at Solan

Mr. Dinesh Chandra Sharma has been a Station Superintendent for three years at Solan Railway Station. As a Station Superintendent, his job is to look after the workings and the maintenance of the railway station.

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Mr. Sharma introduces himself as the Station Superintendent of Solan.

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Mr. Sharma considers himself lucky to be working at the historic and heritage section of Indian Railways.

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Mr. Sharma outside the railway office at Solan station.

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The Station Superintendent works on his desk inside his office at the Solan Railway Station.

Solan Railway Station lies in the district of Solan, in Himachal Pradesh. The station is a part of the Kalka-Shimla Railway lines, which is a UNESCO World Heritage site.

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Mr. Rajesh Kumar - Chief Officer Superintendent at Ambala Cantonment

As a Chief Officer Superintendent, Mr. Rajesh Kumar holds the Kalka-Shimla Railway in highest regards, especially after it was declared as a world heritage site in 2008 by UNESCO.

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In the video, Mr. Kumar introduces himself.

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The Superintendent explains the importance of the Kalka-Shimla Railway section.

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Mr. Kumar go through the photo exhibit which showcases the history of Kalka-Shimla railway at the Shimla Railway Station.

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Mr. Daleep Kumar Bajaj - Assistant Divisional Manager

Mr. Daleep Kumar Bajaj is the Assistant Divisional Manager of the Northern Railway in Shimla. His 30 year long career in the railway has been challenging, and yet he finds it to be satisfying and extremely fruitful.

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Mr. Bajaj introduces himself, explaining his job and why he likes what he does.

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Mr. Bajaj gives a detailed explanation of his duties and responsibilities as an Assistant Divisional Manager.

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Mr. Daleep Kumar Bajaj sits on a trolley to check the tracks at the Shimla Railway Station.

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After being in the railways for such a long time, Mr. Bajaj is proud of what he does, despite all the challenges he has to face on the job.

Walk through Mr. Bajaj's work place - the Shimla Railway Station.

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