In an attempt to make the National Rail Museum as a prominent tourist destination in the national capital, by 2017, a multi-cuisine restaurant is going to be operational there.
The Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) has been entrusted with the task of running the restaurant, said a senior Railway Ministry official involved with the heritage wing of the public transporter.
“The aim is to develop the museum as a cultural and heritage destination. The plans are afoot to develop light and sound show and vintage hotels on ‘Palace on Wheel’ coaches at the museum,” he added.
Spread over an area of 11 acres amidst the lush green landscaping, currently, the museum has an Indoor Gallery, Outdoor Exhibits, a toy train ride, and gardens.
The Toy Train, going around the museum is an exciting ride for kids and adults alike. The Patiala State Monorail (PSMR) and the John Morris Fire Engine are other operational exhibits in the museum.The museum houses a maximum number of Rail Simulator anywhere in the world. State-of-art 3D virtual reality technology takes visitors back in time, the official said.
He said the museum also has an array of mobile apps and websites that allows a train lover to interact with the exhibit remotely. 3D Virtual tours and indoor positioning system to help the visitors to find their way and access content selectively is on cards.