Piyush Goyal launches Rail Heritage Digitisation Project

Union Minister of Railways and Coal Piyush Goyal launched the “Rail Heritage Digitisation Project” of Indian Railways that will showcase the country’s rail heritage to the national and international audience in an online story-telling platform.

The project, which was launched through video conferencing, has been started in collaboration with Google Arts and Culture.

A culture must reserve these footprints to remember what it was and where it came from. Whenever we look at the evolution of the transport system in India, all these rich traditions, history and culture will play an important role in understanding how the Indian Railways has evolved.”

This partnership between the Railways and Google also has the dimension of the Wi-Fi, which we have proliferated to over 400 stations in India.

The Railways minister further said that this project is the largest cultural heritage digitization project not only in India but possibly the Asia Pacific Region. He expressed hope that collaborative efforts will continue to expand the project further and possibly make it the largest such endeavor to preserve railway heritage in the world.

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