In a bid to showcase its history and heritage to passengers, Railways has launched Digital Rail Museums at 22 stations all over the country. At no extra cost, passengers will now be presented with videos representing the past events and of course the legacy of the wide network. The pilot project has already been started at New Delhi railway station of Northern Railways.
On the occasion of Independence Day 2018, Railway Board Chairman Ashwani Lohani inspected the all-new Digital Museum at platform no 1 of New Delhi railway station. He along with other senior officials visited the renovated waiting rooms and met the passengers present there.
Purpose Of Digital Rail Museum
The Digital Museums have been launched with a purpose to show the rich heritage of railways including locomotives, stations, loco sheds, pre-independence rail and a glimpse of the progress of rail over the years. At New Delhi, on both the sides of the station (both Ajmeri Gate and Paharganj) 1 to 2-minute clips will be shown on Tru-Colour LED screens to show the above mentioned. other than this, passengers will also be facilitated with QR codes which can be scanned to see these clips on any smartphone. As of now, 16 QR codes for 16 different videos have been used on New Delhi.
As per a senior railway official of the Northern Railway, the project has been driven without any extra expenditure. Also, passengers will be allowed to see these clips at no cost. He said…
We have been working hard to ensure a glitch-free travel experience for our passengers. Railways is a broad network and also a matter of pride for Indians. Through this project, we will show the heritage of the Indian Railways through movie clips of one-two minutes on the digital LED screens at the station entrance and comfort zones.
Digital Rail Museum On 22 Railway Stations
As per the information provided by railways, the project has been started on 22 railway stations. Initially, the project is launched on stations where Tru-Colour LED screens are available. The list of stations includes New Delhi, Old Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Jaipur, Agra Cantonment, Erode, Katihar and others. The project will further be extended to other stations.