The Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus was lit up in the colours of the French national flag on Sunday evening in step with several iconic monuments around the world, two days after 129 people were killed in a terror attack in Paris. The railways officials however got the French flag wrong and the CST was illuminated in Dutch colours.
“The world stands with Paris at this moment. Since the 26/11 attacks were of a similar nature and the CST station was also targeted then, the Central Railways has decided to stand by France in this moment of grief and express its support. The CST station will be illuminated with the French flag from between 7 pm and 11 pm,” a spokesperson for Central Railways said.
Mumbai CST station lit up in the Dutch flag in solidarity with #ParisAttacks . As they say in India ‘thoda adjust karlo yaar’.
— IbneBattuta (@ibnebattuta) November 15, 2015
The center of the Central Railways, the CST is lit in different colours each night. The world heritage site, formerly known as Victoria Terminus, was attacked by two gunmen on November 26, 2008. They shot and killed 58 passengers and injured 104 at the station before fleeing. One of them, Ajmal Kasab was later caught, convicted and executed.
First someone changed the name Victoria Terminus. Now, someone has changed the French flag. Okay. http://t.co/GllcRqZZ8r
— Nabanita Singha Roy (@NabanitaSRoy) November 15, 2015