Rail Heritage Digitization Project

Recently, ‘Rail Heritage Digitisation Project’ was launched by Indian Railways in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture Association.

About:

Aim: This project is first-of-its-kind that aims to showcase India’s rail heritage to the national and international audience in an online story-telling platform.

Wi-Fi Facility: The project 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.

Digital Screens: The railways will also be setting up 22 digital screens for showcasing the historical project.

• It is the largest cultural heritage digitization project not only in India but possibly in the entire Asia Pacific Region.

Indian Railways contribution to World Heritage list of UNESCO:

Three World Heritage Railways Site:

  • Darjeeling Himalayan Railway (DHR)
  • Nilgiri Mountain Railway (NMR)
  • Kalka–Shimla Railway (KSR)

Two World Heritage Buildings:

  • Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT), Mumbai
  • Churchgate, Mumbai