Today, on the occasion of Independence Day, the Railway Ministry will launch “digital museums” at 22 stations to showcase its history. This decision was taken after the Prime Minister’s Office objected to investing money in developing separate railway museums.
A communication issued by Railway Board Director, Subrata Nath said, “There is no need to invest in and develop more railway museums. Digital museums can be created on the walls of the station depicting the history and current developments by the use of appropriate technology.”
The ministry has decided to launch a pilot scheme railway stations where true colour digital multi-media screens are already available. These screens will be 5.1 metres long and 2.1 metres to 3.2 metres wide.
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The stations that have been chosen for the pilot project include Howrah, Sealdah, Lucknow, Varanasi, Raebareli, Sultanpur, Prayag, Ambala, New Delhi, Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Agra Cantonment, Gorakhpur, Guwahati, Katihar, New Jalpaiguri, Jaipur, Erode, Coimbatore, Secunderabad, Vijayawada and Bengaluru.