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Indian Railways: Rail Heritage Digitisation Project Details, Aim Purpose Significance



Indian Railways: About Rail Heritage Digitisation Project Details, Aim, Purpose, Significance

Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal recently on 28th September 2018 has launched the ‘Rail Heritage Digitisation Project’ of Indian Railways in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture Association. 

Rail Heritage Digitisation Project aims to demonstrate India’s rail heritage to the national and international audience in an online story-telling platform.

Rail Heritage Digitisation Project can be accessed through the link: ( 

Key Points

The Rail Heritage Digitisation Project was completed after almost 2 years of hard work, research, inquiry, and execution. 

The project is the largest cultural heritage digitisation project not only in India but possibly in the entire Asia Pacific Region.

The collaboration with Google Art and Culture has enabled the Indian Railways to digitise National Rail Museum, Rewari Steam Centre, three World Heritage Railways, CSMT Mumbai building and other prominent aspects of country’s rail heritage.

The partnership also includes the dimension of Wi-Fi. The Wi-Fi facility that has been set up in 711 stations currently and the railways plans to take it to over 6000 stations. 

Indian railways will also establish 22 digital screens across different locations in India for showcasing the historical project. 


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