New Delhi Railway Station won’t be just a place where you would get a train to travel, it will also be a place where art lovers can browse through various art works. New Delhi Railway Station is all set to open its own Art Gallery where one can enjoy glimpse of the history of the Indian Railways through exciting exhibits.
The gallery will exhibit the rich heritage of the Indian Railways which will include exhibits on stations, steam engines, the scenic beauty of hill railways and the royal rail salons used by the English princess and Indian royalty. The railway art gallery is coming up at Platform number 1 of the railway station and entry will be free for authorised railway passengers.
A senior northern railways officer, who did not wish to be named said, “The art gallery will have photographs, painting and prints of Indian Railways. We are hoping to throw it open for our travellers by February 29. “
Many countries such as the UK already have such railway art gallery and with New Delhi Railways Station opening its own, the gallery will bring artists and photographers, who specialize in making rail painting and prints, would be brought under one roof.
A official also said that “The photographs, paintings and prints in the art gallery will be the depiction of the railway scene in all its facets both past and present. The railways for more than 150 years have been a favourite subject among the artists. The gallery will put rail art on the forefront. ” The Delhi division of the northern railways also plans to organise rail art competitions regularly at the rail art gallery. A officer stated that “We will invite professional artists, school and college children to participate in the competition. The staging of railway art exhibitions will also assist in the historical research necessary for various subjects related to Indian railways.”
News Source : Hindustan Times