First in India, Bengaluru railway station sets up tunnel aquatic kingdom
After murals and painting at subways in Bengaluru, City Railway station will be the first in the country to house an aquatic kingdom as part of the beautification of its station and visitors' attraction.
First time in the history of India Railways, in it's available space at railway station in Bengaluru, it has been converted into an aquatic kingdom under its tunnel housing varieties of fish to attract visitors.
The tunnel also has a 12-feet-long paludarium, an aquarium with terrestrial as well as aquatic plants. The design inside the paludarium is based on the Amazon rainforest concept. And fish like gars are only the attraction.
The new attraction is at the station entrance and was thrown open to the public from today. Visitors to this kingdom will be charged Rs 25 and are allowed to visit between 9 am to 9 pm.
"The cynosure of all eyes is expected to be the tunnel aquarium, which will be the first of its kind in India to be set up permanently in a railway station. This concept is usually popular abroad and is a major tourist attraction." Raguraman, consultant, facility management, IRSDC was quoted as saying.
At present, the authorities have left fish like 'Black Diamond', 'Sting Ray' and 'High Fin Sharks' in the tunnel aquarium. Soon attractive varieties will arrive from places like Indonesia, Bangkok, Taiwan and Singapore.
For family get-together and friends' selfie spots, murals of ocean creatures like jellyfish, sea turtles, sea crabs, starfish, lobsters and seashells have been put up.
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