The South Western Railway has added a new attraction at its Yeshwantpur railway depot – a structure of former President of India Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, which is made completely from scrap materials. The installation, which has been put up near the coaching depot, can be viewed by passengers travelling from Yeshwantpur railway station towards Tumakuru.
The 7.8-foot high and 800-kilo heavy structure is fabricated entirely of scrap materials like bolts, nuts, wire strands, soap containers and damper pieces, the South Central Railway officials informed, adding that the Missile Man is an idol for all engineers.
Along with Dr APJ Abdul Kalam, a statue of Swami Vivekananda and the ‘Make in India’ lion were also created by SWR’s Yeshwantpur coaching depot team. The team had also set up Kempegowda Heritage Garden at the depot with 3D paintings on boulders.