As part of the “One Station One Product” project launched by Indian Railways, a stall offering wood carving products from Sharanpur, Uttar Pradesh has been set up at Chandigarh Railway Station
As part of the “One Station One Product” project launched by Indian Railways, a stall offering wood carving products from Sharanpur, Uttar Pradesh has been set up at Chandigarh Railway Station.
The project aims to preserve traditional craftsmanship by offering support to craftsmen through railway stations which experience huge daily traffic. The division’s senior commercial manager, Hari Mohan, inaugurated the stand on Saturday. Stand installation costs are ₹500. As it is located outside the wharf, the purchase of a wharf ticket is not necessary to visit it. Each stand will be set up for 15 days before the space is rented to another vendor.
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