Railway Ministry launches ‘Digital Screens’ at 22 stations

Aug 16, 2018 19:05 IST
Railway Ministry launches ‘Digital Screens’ at 22 stations

The Union Ministry of Railways on August 15, 2018 launched ‘Digital Screens’ to spread awareness about Indian Railways Heritage.

The move is in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s vision for creating digital museums at stations using QR code.

Objective

The project, initiated on a pilot basis, aims at showcasing the legacy of Indian Railways through one to two-minute-long movie clips on digital LED screens at the entrance gate of railway stations and also at different comfort areas.

Key Highlights

The ‘digital screens’ were made operational at 22 stations on the occasion of India’s Independence Day on August 15.

The digital screens have been set up currently at New Delhi, Hazrat Nizamuddin, Howrah, Sealdah, Jaipur, Agra Cantonment, Coimbatore, Lucknow, Varanasi and other railway stations.

The short films will showcase heritage buildings, locomotives and much more to make people aware of the rich heritage of Indian Railways.

In addition, QR code based posters on Railway Heritage are also being displayed at these stations.

The passengers can scan the QR code on their mobile to view a streaming video on their mobile on various facades of Railway heritage.

Significance

The move is an innovative low-cost solution to spread awareness among the public about the opulent heritage of Indian Railways.

Besides New Delhi and Howrah railway stations, where dedicated heritage video walls are being installed, the railways has spent no extra money and have used the existing infrastructure such as the LED screens and back-end systems for launching the unique initiative.

 

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