In a bid to enhance the passenger experience, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has recently unveiled interactive museum exhibits at the Shivaji Stadium metro station. This initiative aims to engage commuters and the general public by providing them with a unique opportunity to ‘drive’ a train through a specially designed simulator.
Engaging Commuters with Interactive Displays
The interactive museum exhibits feature a simulator equipped with a screen and a joystick, allowing visitors to immerse themselves in the experience of ‘sitting in a train pilot’s seat.’ By pulling the lever, participants witness their actions translated onto the screen, complete with simulated visuals, creating a lifelike encounter.
Exploring DMRC’s Journey Through Time
A wide-screen digital display mounted on a kiosk offers visitors a chance to navigate through the history of DMRC. From its inception in 1995 to the groundbreaking ceremony on October 1, 1998, and the opening of the first corridor in December 2002, the display provides a comprehensive overview of the metro’s evolution over the years.
Interactive Learning with Online Quizzes
Commuters can further engage with the exhibits by taking an online quiz on Delhi Metro through designated kiosks. This interactive feature not only adds an element of fun but also serves as an informative tool for individuals interested in testing their knowledge about the metro system.
Navigating Tourist Sites and Metro Network
A large screen at the station displays the metro network, featuring icons marking nearby tourist sites. By clicking on these icons, commuters can access details about the various attractions, contributing to a more informed and connected travel experience.
Expansion Plans for a Bigger Metro Museum
Acknowledging space constraints at the existing museum at Patel Chowk station, DMRC officials reveal plans to establish a larger metro museum at the Supreme Court metro station on the Blue Line. The exhibits from the Shivaji Stadium metro station will be relocated to this new facility, with additional exhibits planned for the future.
Security Demonstration and Future Prospects
During the unveiling, a demonstration by sniffer dogs deployed as part of the CISF security cover took place, highlighting the commitment to passenger safety. Looking ahead, DMRC aims to continually enhance the museum experience, making it an integral part of the metro journey for both commuters and visitors alike.
The introduction of interactive museum exhibits at the Shivaji Stadium metro station marks a significant step towards creating a more engaging and informative travel environment for Delhi Metro commuters. With plans for a larger metro museum on the horizon, the DMRC is committed to enriching the passenger experience and fostering a deeper connection with the city’s iconic metro system.
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