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Replica of Mumbai’s CST star attraction at Dubai fest

Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station

Dubai: A huge replica of Mumbai’s famous Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus railway station was one of the star attractions of the India pavilion at the just concluded Dubai Shopping Fest, according to an organiser.

Maharashtra was the theme for the India pavilion at the Global Village.

The huge replica of the famous Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus measured 80 meters in width and 10 meters in height.

The terminus is an extravagant architectural feat that has been a mainstay of the Mumbai railway system for many years.

The pavilion, spread across 11,500 square meters, provided an outlet to display their art on an international platform, and to spread knowledge of the work that are engaged with.

The vibrant display included traditional Indian clothing and handlooms, as well as samples of Indian foods, organiser Sunil Bhatia, Managing Director of E4 Entertainers, said.

The recipient of multiple awards over the years, the India Pavilion has always given visitors a window into Indian culture with its impressive themed displays, handicrafts stations, decorated shopping stalls and cultural shows, he said.

Taking inspiration from the ‘Surajkund Crafts Mela’ in Haryana, where traditional craftsmen from all over India use to exhibit their authentic products, Bhatia said he brought the similar concept to Dubai.

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