Published on 24 Apr 2012 | over 5 years ago
Another Very Sad News . Bomb Blast On Lahore RailWay Station
Resulting 2 Dead .Many Injuries.
The Lahore Railway Station in Lahore, Punjab, Pakistan was built by British colonists between 1859-1860 at the cost of half a million Rupees. It is of typical grand British architecture in South Asia during the British Raj period. The railway network established by the British was extensive and is one of their lasting contributions to the culture and infrastructure of this region.
The railway station has 11 platforms (1 to 9, with 2 extra platforms, 3A and 6A). Platform No. 1 is of special importance, as this platform is the destination of "Samjhauta Express", the train service between Pakistan and India.
Lahore railway station was commissioned by the British Government and construction was contracted to Main Mohammad Sultan Chagatai, a formal prince of the Royal Mughal Empire. The front portion was disliked by the government (as seen in older photographs) and was subsequently rebuilt by Sultan Mohammad. from his own pocket.
In 1947 during the independence of Pakistan, the Lahore Railway Station served as a place of carnage and bloodshed. With trains meant to carry 4,000 people arriving hours past their deadlines, only a handful of survivors would emerge while the rest of the trains would be strewn with dead Muslims, killed by Hindu and Sikh mobs in India. Those bodies were taken by the authorities at the Lahore Railway Station for mass burials. At the same time, numerous Lahore-based Hindus and Sikhs who had managed to escape their burning neighborhoods from vengeful Muslims used this same station as a way to board trains going into India.