Mumbai: To ensure “transparency” in system, information regarding all rail bridges in the country would soon be made available for common people through newly-launched “Rail Drishti” portal, Railways Minister Piyush Goyal said here Saturday.He was in city to kickstart the makeover project for Byculla railway station, which is one of the oldest and busiest suburban stations on the Central Railway. “Very soon, our ‘Rail Drishti’ portal would have information on the entire 1-1.25 lakh rail bridges across the country. It would entail all the vital details of a bridge such as its year of manufacture, the year of its auditing and about auditors. Also Read – MP woman hangs herself after killing three children”Possibly the phone numbers of auditors and concerned officials….(might be posted on the portal). All such information related to bridges would be made available in the public domain. Such initiative will ensure transparency and efficiency in the Railways,” he said. Addressing a gathering on the concourse of the station, Goyal said restoring heritage was not an easy task. “I am quite happy that several people have come forward to restore beauty of this majestic station building and the entire premises. Everyone who has come forward to make this station beautiful, deserves big thanks,” Goyal said. City-based NGO “I Love Mumbai”, led by BJP leader Shaina NC, had last year signed an MOU with the Central Railway (CR) for restoration of heritage and beautification of Byculla station. The NGO has embarked on restoration work in association with conservation architect Abha Lambah. Byculla was one of the original stations when the Bombay-Thane railway was inaugurated in April 1853.
TORONTO — A joint venture between Hudson’s Bay Co. and RioCan Real Estate Investment trust says it may sell its downtown Vancouver property.RioCan-HBC JV says in a statement that it’s engaged with CBRE and Brookfield Financial Real Estate Group to explore a sale.The Granville Street property is currently occupied by a Hudson’s Bay department store, which has a long-term lease.Interim CEO Richard Baker says any sale would include the continued operation of the store.The joint venture also says it expects to close on a $200-million mortgage on the property and the proceeds will be distributed proportionally to its partners.The joint venture owns or controls 10 flagship properties in Canada.