A new initiative by Google and the Indian Railways will showcase the latter’s heritage next year.
Indian Railways is one of the largest and oldest railway networks in the world. It has been in operation for 180 years, starting in 1837 with the Red Hill Railway that ran from Red Hills to Chintadripet bridge in Madras (now Chennai). And now, Indian Railways is working with internet giant Google to bring that 180-year heritage closer to the millions of people who use it. The two are working on developing software to run a virtual tour of heritage railway lines, museums and more. The software is expected to release on social media in 2018, and a mobile app is also being planned.