A digital museum is to come up at the Guwahati Railway Station to showcase the rich heritage of Indian Railways.
The project involves installation of digital screens of various dimensions to display multimedia content on the glorious history of Indian Railways as well as its latest developments.
The digital museums will showcase the legacy of Indian Railways through one or two-minute-long clips at a convenient location at railway stations and also in other passenger areas.
The digital content will be provided by the heritage department of the Railway Board.
Over 40 short films on heritage buildings, locomotives, train stations, hill railways, and other subjects have been made to make people aware of railway’s heritage, reports The Assam Tribune.
The films will be displayed for the viewers once the digital museum at Guwahati Railway Station becomes operational.
Digital museums are being launched at various railway stations across the country in line with the Rail Display Network (RDN) policy.
As per the RDN policy, high-tech centralised network of display screens are being planned at major stations by 2021.
The screens, which will be installed on platforms, waiting rooms and other important areas, will highlight information related to arrival, departure, running status, the particular platform any train would halt at, as well as the positioning of coaches, in multiple languages.
The Railway Board is planning to set up digital museums at 53 stations all over India.
As a part of the initiative, digital museums have been recently installed in Darjeeling, Siliguri Town and Jalpaiguri.