Paris attacks: CST lights up in solidarity, gets French national flag wrong

The railways officials however got the French flag wrong and the CST was illuminated in Dutch colours.

By: Express News Service | Mumbai | Published:November 16, 2015 8:00 am
cst, mumbai cst, paris attacks Mumbai’s Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, one of the sites of the 26/11 attacks is illuminated in French colours, Sunday, in a gesture of solidarity with the victims of 13/11 in Paris. (Source: Express Photo by Vasant Prabhu)

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.

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.

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