Railways to take measures to promote heritage preservation
Upkeep of Hill railways and bringing them to World Standard etc. will also be high on the agenda.
In order to promote heritage preservation, the Ministry of Railways have identified several reformative measures. The Railway Board has decided to launch a special drive to identify various heritage items/artefacts that are currently lying unnoticed at different locations.
On lines of reviving Fairy Queen Steam Locomotive and setting up of Rewari Steam Centre, the Board plans to ensure proper preservation and display of heritage items, said the Ministry of Railways statement.
According to the statement, the Board would open a logbook of all major events, both at Zonal Railways as well as at National Rail Museum to record the timelines of Railways history. The heritage preservation efforts would also include facilitating revival of Steam Locomotives and run regular time-tabled trains on Steam Traction.
Upkeep of Hill railways and bringing them to World Standard etc. will also be high on the agenda, said the statement said.
Chairman, Railway Board, Ashwani Lohani presided over the meeting, which was attended by about 40 senior level officers from Zonal Railways and Production Units including several retired Board Members and rail enthusiasts attended the event.
The objective of the session was to create more awareness about the technology and preservation processes of different domains of Heritage of Indian Railways namely Museum Management, Conservation of Built Heritage of buildings, Stations, Bridges etc, the statement added.