Metro Museum celebrates fifth anniversary

Delhi: The Delhi Metro museum Tuesday celebrated its fifth anniversary. A touch screen information system was unveiled on the occasion.

Set up at the Patel Chowk Metro station, the touch screen information system comprises of a touch screen kiosk along with a 65 inch high definition monitor, where visitors will be able to watch informational films on various aspects related to the Metro.

“The idea behind this museum is to exhibit our work. We wanted to give out information and share new developments,” said Anuj Dayal, DMRC Executive Director for Corporate Communications.

He said that the idea for this museum surfaced six years back.

“I had visited London, and after seeing the London Transport museum I thought we too should have one such museum dedicated to the Delhi metro,” he explained.

The museum which was opened to the public Jan 1, 2009, has various display panels, photographs and exhibits that trace the genesis of the Delhi Metro.

As part of the celebrations, three new souvenir items – room thermometer, stationary kit and an umbrella were added for sale at the museum’s souvenir counter.

An inter-school quiz competition was also organised in which students from Kendriya Vidyalaya, Chhawla, DMRC’s children home at Tis Hazari and East Point School, Vasundhara Enclave participated.