The Indian government’s Department
of Posts has for the first time in its history issued stamps on different modes
of transport. These stamps showcase the history of gradual progression in the
modes of transportation in our country through 20 beautiful postage stamps in
the form of miniature sheets in a prestige booklet issued for the first time
and mixed stamp sheetlets.
India’s first comprehensive
Transport Museum: "Heritage Transport Museum" hosted the presentation
ceremony of Commemorative Postage Stamps on "Means of Transport Through
The Ages" on March 25, 2017. These stamps were presented by Ms Kalpana
Rajsinghot, Postmaster General, Gurgaon Region, Haryana Circle, Department of
The series of stamps include a
set of four stamps each on palanquins, animal driven carriages & carts,
rickshaws, vintage cars & a mixed set of four stamps on public transport depicting
buses, tram & metro. The inspiration of these 20 stamps has come from the
artwork and arefacts displayed at the Heritage Transport Museum and over 15
stamps are directly adapted from the
The Museum hopes these stamps
will act as a catalyst to reconnect people with India's rich history, art,
culture and heritage. These special projects reaffirm the Museum's philosophy
of providing an enjoyable and engaging visitor experience.
Opened to public on December 7,
2013 as India’s first comprehensive transport museum, the Heritage Transport
Museum, whose Founder & Managing Trustee is Tarun Thakral, brings alive the
history and evolution of transport heritage in India through a rich and diverse
collection of vehicles and associated memorabilia. The collection is
representative of not just the objects directly related to transport but also
of the socio-cultural life and art associated with it.
The museum is home to more
than 2,500 curated objects on display that weave a tale of India’s colourful
transportation history. The large and varied collection of this museum has been
categorised into various sections:
pre-mechanised and heavy mechanised transportation, railways, aviation,
maritime, collectible Indian toys on transport, rural and indigenous
transportation, two wheelers and popular and tribal art section. The museum is
also rich in contemporary art collection displayed at various sections
throughout the museum.
Located at Taoru-Gurgaon, the
museum is an hour's drive from New Delhi. Built on a 3 acre complex, Heritage
Transport Museum is spread over four air conditioned floors that offer over
100,000 square feet of exhibition space, a library and reference centre, a mini
auditorium, a museum souvenir shop, seminar rooms and a refreshment area.
Heritage Transport Museum has
been built and run by Heritage Transportation Trust, a registered non-profit
Trust, founded on July 18, 2006 and registered under the Indian Trust Act,
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