Rlys mulls one-ticket for all heritage sites
New Delhi: Those who are fond of visiting different museums, there is good news for them. The Ministry of Railways is mulling to start one-ticket-for-all museums/historical places in next couple of months.
The ministry has decided to take a lead to bring together all custodian departments of different museums. The plan is to start it on a pilot project basis in Delhi-NCR and after its success, the same model would be replicated in other cities too.
The decision in this regard was taken by Chairman Railways Board (CRB) Ashwini Lohani at a meeting with officials of National Rail Museum on Thursday.
At the meeting, CRB asked NRM officials, particularly its director Amit Saurastri, to write letters to heads of all the museums located in Delhi-NCR to start the facility of one-ticket for all museums soon.
As per the plan, the ticket could be issued from any heritage site and it would be valid for all the museums, historical sites for the day. "We are in the process to finalise the modalities of ticket options. A meeting of all stakeholders would soon be called to brainstorm over the matter," the official said.
Explaining about the proposal, the official said, "We are discussing different types of ticket schemes as there several historical sites located at different locations in the national capital. So we have to consider logistic issues as well prior to finalisation of the one-ticket for all paces facility."
Besides, it has also been decided to start light and sound show at National Rail Museum. The evening timing of NRM would also be extended from existing 6 pm to 9 pm.
The NRM has planned to bring a night package which could include a sound and light show, simulators, toy trains and 3D virtual coach rides by offering discounts which range from 30 per cent to 40 per cent.
The CRB has also directed the concerned officials to develop Rewari Loco Shed in Haryana as a tourist hotspot and it's been also decided to run a new toy train. The CRB also said that the electrification of the Rewari station would be completed by May 2018. Rewari is a significant section for railways as the national transporter is planning a first-of-its-kind railway heritage theme park there as part of the Bharat Darshan Scheme of the Ministry of Tourism.