FRESHWATER TUNNEL AQUARIUM

Recently, Indian Railway (IR) has opened the first movable freshwater tunnel aquarium at Bengaluru Railway Station.

Important points:

  • The Krantivira Sangolli Rayanna Railway Station also known as Bengaluru City Railway Station has become the first railway station in India with a movable freshwater tunnel aquarium.
  • The aquarium has been opened by the Indian Railway Stations Development Corporation Limited (IRSDC) in collaboration with the HNi Aquatic Kingdom.
  • The aquarium is a one-of-its-kind aquatic park based on the Amazon River (of South America) concept.
  • This is a 12-feet long aquatic kingdom, first paludarium (vivarium that incorporates both terrestrial and aquatic elements) with myriad flora and fauna.
  • It is home to various aquatic animals such as alligator gar ranging, stingrays, sharks, lobsters, snails and shrimps. The aquarium is adorned with natural rocks and splashes of driftwood, artificial coral rocks.
  • This has been built at a cost of Rs 1.2 crore with the aim of enhancing the passenger experience at the station.
  • It is also aimed at improving revenue earning for IR.
  • It is also educational in a way that a life size kingdom of fishes can be experienced here.

SOURCE: THE HINDU,THE ECONOMIC TIMES,MINT

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