India's oldest railway station, Bikram Chowk railway station in Jammu and Kashmir will soon be developed as a heritage site.

The railway station built in 1897 was abandoned after the partition of India. But now, the Jammu and Kashmir government has announced plans to develop it as a tourist attraction.

A senior government official said on Tuesday that the over 120-year-old railway station would be protected as a heritage site. Jammu Divisional Commissioner Raghav Langer said, "Development of new attractions and upgradation and improvement of the existing infrastructure for promotion of tourism is one of the priority sectors of the government."

The commissioner was visiting the railway station in Kashmir and identified several old sites there. Instructions have already been given to start the preparatory work and once the railway station is revamped, it will add to the heritage tourism in Jammu & Kashmir.

Raghav Langer said, "Development of new attractions and up-gradation and improvement of the existing infrastructure for promotion of tourism is one of the priority sectors of the government,"

Commissioner has asked the officials to look at the old photographs of the railway station. The idea is to make it appear as before.

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