Google, Central Railway join hands to showcase Indian heritage on video screens

Mumbai, Dec 7: In an unique initiative, the Central Railway and Google have came together to put up video installations at the famous Chhatrapati Shivaji Maharaj Terminus (CSMT) showcasing the rich Indian cultural heritage for commuters and passengers who commutes on daily basis.   

Established  in 1887, the iconic CSMT is a Unesco World Heritage site. The videos will be onsite for the upcoming two months, catching the attention of lakhs of daily Mumbai commuters and thousands of long-distance passengers from all over India as they wait for their trains, news agency IANS reported.

The videos are from the Google Arts & Culture, the videos enable the commuters to explore Indian culture, heritage, its beauty and treasures, artworks, miniatures paintings and bronze sculptures from the National Museum, famous Rabindranath Tagore’s paintings from the Victoria Memorial Hall, Kolkata, and many rare digital exhibits from museums in India and cross border.

The installations were launched on Thursday by C.R. General Manager D.K. Sharma, Railway Board Secretary R.K. Verma, Google Vice-President (Search) Ben Gomes and other dignitaries.

Some other important presentations are from historical monuments such as four minars of the Taj Mahal, glimpses of the Ajanta Caves, the Red Fort and other prominent sites.

Addressing the event, Gomes said commuters can use the free Railtel WiFi at the CSMT station to download the free Google Arts & Culture mobile app in a bid to explore more about Indian culture.


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