The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has launched digital museums in 22 railway stations of the region.
The signal & telecommunication department has successfully installed “digital museum” in all the nominated stations of the NF Railway, said NF Railway CPRO Subhanan Chanda.
“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 planned at major stations by 2021,” Chanda said in a statement.
He said the Railway Board is planning to set up digital museums at important stations all over India.
The screens, which are installed on platforms, waiting rooms and other important areas, also 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.
Digital Museums are used to display railway heritage to make the citizens aware of the great legacy of Indian Railways apart from other digital displays for the benefit of railway passenger within railway premises.
The CPRO said over 40 short films on heritage buildings, locomotives, train stations, hill railways, and other subjects have been provided by the Heritage Directorate of the Railway Board to make people aware of railway’s heritage.
Emergency messages and information related to disaster management will also be highlighted through Digital Museums.
During the current year eight digital museums were installed in various stations like Jorhat Town, Lumding, Dimapur and Silchar.
With this all the targeted 22 stations of N.F. Railway have been provided with the digital museum.
In addition big size LED display boards for indicating train arrival & departure along with indicative platform number have also been provided at many important stations during the current year, he said.
Chanda said more stations will be provided with such indication boards which are better than the conventional boards due to their enhanced visibility from a distance.