Bengaluru: It was a heartwarming and a rare sight for all to see as a 10-year-old child of a labourer inaugurated a new escalator at the Bengaluru city railway station on November 9. In India, it is usually the norm for a celebrity or a VIP to inaugurate projects as these, however, Bengaluru railway station authorities broke barriers with their noble initiative.

According to a Times Of India report, 10-year-old Begumma, is the daughter of Chandbi, a labourer who was working at the project site for few months.

The escalator along with a renovated AC hall was supposed to be inaugurated on November 9 by Bengaluru Central MP PC Mohan but because of the imposition of section 144 due to Ayodhya Verdict, he could not attend the ceremony. However, the MP asked the railway authorities to ensure that the inauguration takes place on the same day.

“I told the officials not to postpone this but to go ahead,’ PC Mohan said adding that it is not necessary that only he has to inaugurate the project for a common man to utilise it.

South Western Railway authorities, then decided to ask the labourer’s daughter to take the ribbon-cutting ceremony forward. This heartwarming gesture by the railway authorities has just won the hearts of everyone on the internet.


Not just that, even the AC waiting hall was inaugurated by two random senior citizens waiting at the platform. Here’s hoping for more such events!