Tuesday, July 26, 2016
Rail Radio Service to be launched on 1000 trains.
Passengers can soon tune in popular FM Radio Stations while travelling on trains with the Indian Railway. Firming up the plans to roll out a Rail Radio Service for 'Onboard Infotainment' which would also come in handy in emergency situations and disasters.The state run public transporter plans to introduce the facility on about 1000 Mails and Express trains, including premier services. Passengers will not only be treated to popular songs and music over the public address system in coaches, but also be updated on train related information hourly basis. The system will be used to issue alerts in case of emergency, according to the plan.
We are in the process of finalising arrangements with a few leading FM Radio Stations to provide entertainment as well as information to passengers onboard about 1000 mails & express including Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto said a senior Railway Ministry official.Railway minister Suresh Prabhu had in his 2016-17 budget speech proposed to invite FM Radio Stations for providing train borne entertainment through public address system on trains. Currently this facility is available with Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto trains only.