NEW DELHI: The National Rail Museum has decided to keep its doors open till 9 PM from next month in a bid to increase footfalls at the country’s premier custodian of railway heritage, senior officials of the museum said here.
“We are still working out the details. We have to give the tourists who visit at night a different package than what we give to the day tourists. We are working that out. But the museum will be open from 6 PM to 9 PM,” said Amit Saurastri, Director, National Rail Museum (NRM).
On weekdays, the museum gets a footfall of around 1,000-1,500 visitors while on weekends, the number goes up to 2,000 during summers. In winters, the number could go up to 5,000 as it happened on December 31, last year.
“We could even include other museums in Delhi in the package as well whereby one ticket will be enough to visit all the museums with day-long multiple entries. This ne to be worked out,” said Chairman Railway Board Ashwani Lohani, who has been at the forefront of promoting rail tourism in the country. PTI