GUWAHATI, Oct 11 - The Signal & Telecommunication department of the Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has successfully installed Digital Museums at 22 stations across the zone.
�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 the zone have been provided with Digital Museums,� said Subhanan Chanda, chief public relations officer (CPRO) of NFR.
�In addition, big size LED display boards for indicating train arrival and departure, along with indicative platform number, have also been provided at many important stations in the current year. More stations will be provided with such indication boards, which are better than the conventional boards due to their enhanced visibility from a distance,� he said.
Digital museums are being launched at various railway stations across the country in line with the Rail Display Network policy. As per this policy, high-tech centralised network of display screens are planned at major stations by 2021. 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 passengers within railway premises,� Chanda 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 the heritage of Indian Railways.
Emergency messages and information related to disaster management will also be highlighted through Digital Museums.