The facade of the Railway Pavilion is a replica of the glass roof of the Sir M Visvesvaraya Terminal Station (Bengaluru) which gives the pavilion a captivating appearance.
The iconic Chenab Bridge, a 12,000 hp (horsepower) electric locomotive,
The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, Vistadome Tourist Coach and the recently launched AC 3-Tier Economy Coach are other major attractions of the Railway Pavilion.
The Chenab Bridge, the world’s tallest railway bridge, when fully completed, will provide rail connectivity between the Kashmir Valley and the rest of the nation, bringing socio-economic development to the region.
This bridge is higher than the famous Eiffel Tower in Paris.
The 12,000 hp electric locomotive is one of the most powerful Indian-made electric motors in the country. It is the first electric locomotive in the country to be certified to run at a maximum speed of 120 km / h.
This locomotive has a traction capacity of approximately 6,000 tonnes. The Darjeeling Himalayan Railway, a UNESCO World Heritage Site of the railways, offers a gateway to the spectacular Himalayas teeming with mesmerizing views and verdant Darjeeling grounds.
This railway was declared a World Heritage Site on December 5, 1999.
This time, Indian Railways took various initiatives, making the visit to its pavilion an interesting event for all age groups.
An interactive railway quiz screen has been set up, where one can participate and win interesting prizes.
The virtual reality experience of the Kalka-Shimla section is also a must-see when visiting the pavilion. Here, visitors can have a virtual experience of a trip on a small train, offering fascinating views of the green grounds and hills of the section.
Also featured is a touchscreen video gallery, where you can watch videos of your choice from the video gallery based on the topic of your choice.
The new version of “Mile Sur Mera Tumhara“Also fascinates visitors as they enter the booth. Recently, this new version has been sung by railway personnel across the country, showcasing the rich cultures and languages of our country.
The pavilion has been made informative with translights installed on the walls and pillars. One can be updated with all recent railway developments and future railway plans here.
A special corner has been set aside for sports, showcasing the glories that rail sportsmen have brought to the nation, including the five medal winners of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
There is also a trophy cabinet, where one can see all the laurels that rail sportsmen have brought to the nation.
Indian Railways is also one of the 1,500 exhibitors at the show.
The monthly magazine Indian Railways, with a history spanning more than 60 years, also occupies a space in the pavilion. Here, you can subscribe online to the magazines Bhartiya Rail (Hindi) and Indian Railways (English).