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SECR revamps Motibagh museum to attract visitors

NAGPUR

The Nagpur division of South East Central Railway (SECR) has revamped the narrow gauge museum at Motibagh on Kamptee Road to make it an attractive destination. The museum, set up on December 14, 2002, is among only five such museums in the country.

The museum takes you to down memory lane, familiarizing you with the history and evolution of Indian Railways. Besides educating children, several other attractions like revolving restaurant, toy train, swings and gardens have been revamped at a cost of Rs 30 lakh. A musical fountain will be added soon.

Over the last few years, SECR has made several attempts to attract visitors but failed due to lack of proper marketing. Talking to reporters on Thursday, divisional railway manager (DRM) Alok Kansal said, “We have chalked out a strategy to attract visitors. Entry fee has been increased for adults to Rs 25 and kids to Rs 10, but a 20% discount for adults and 50% for children is being offered to mark completion of 12 years. We hope to generate receipts of Rs 10,000 per day.”

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