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Take home the Metro

entertainment Updated: May 29, 2011 02:24 IST
Mansa Jain
Mansa Jain
Hindustan Times
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The Delhi Metro Museum is going all out to get people hooked to their souvenirs. Last week, the museum introduced a series of postcards made with special photos of the Delhi Metro on them. Priced at Rs 90 for a set of 10, these collectibles are available at the museum, along with snakes and ladders, ludo, cufflinks and mini train toys.

Since its launch on May 24, the museum has already sold more than 35 sets of postcards, and according to an official at the museum, they continue to sell seven sets a day. However, the bestseller continues to be the toy train, which is priced at Rs 95 and Rs 105. “Parents pick up these trains for their children. Tourists and the general public also purchase these souvenirs, which serve a dual purpose — educating people and entertaining them,” explains Anuj Dayal, PRO, Delhi Metro.

He adds that souvenirs such as cufflinks, ties and books are more popular with the office going crowd. Collectibles such as pens and key-chains are also available at the museum. Interestingly, commuters can also buy a metro token as a souvenir for just Rs 4. The most expensive thing at the place is a handcrafted toy train for Rs 10,000.

Interestingly, all of these items have their takers. “I bought a cufflink to remember my first trip on the metro,” says Amanpreet Singh Kalra, a student of SGTB Khalsa College. “I was fascinated with the metro token. So, I just bought four of those from the Metro museum,” says Sandeep Jain, an MNC employee. For many people, these collectibles mean that they can have memories of the metro with them forever. “I always wanted to have a picture of the moving Metro, but they don’t allow pictures to be clicked. These postcards have those pictures,” says Navrupa Bhattacharya, an AIIMS employee.

Top sellers
Toy Train- normal (Rs 95)
Toy Train -push back (Rs 105)
Cufflinks (Rs 50)
Bookmarks (Rs 10)
Metro Ludo (Rs 10)
Snakes and ladders (Rs 10)