On-Board Entertainment Facilities

The journey didn’t get bored with playing games, watching our favourite shows and tuning to music. Indian Railways is all set to launch the ‘On-Board Entertainment facilities’. Passengers may experience the services like tune into popular FM radio stations, TV shows, movies, sports, kids’ shows, spirituality, governance, news, fashion, online books, magazines, games.

According to the reports, Indian Railways plans to roll out the Rail Radio On-Board infotainment options for the passengers who are waiting on the rail platforms through Intranet (Wifi). To experience these facilities all you require is a Smartphone or a Laptop. While travelling, now you can a blast with the latest addition is going to introduce by the Indian Railway service.

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“Several companies like Saregama India Ltd, Hungama Digital Media Entertainment, Moving Talkies and Zee Entertainment have already shown interests for the project on Infotainment, while Radio Mirchi and Fever 104 are interested for Rail Radio project,” a senior railway ministry official said, requesting anonymity.

He added that “move will serve to entertain passengers and also earn revenue for Indian Railways.” These infotainment services will be divided into three categories, i.e., free, nominal and premium. The authorities mainly focusing music lovers.

The music companies like Saregama India Ltd, Moving Talkies, Hungama Digital Media Entertainment has shown their interest in this project. The Radio stations like ‘Radio Mirchi’ and ‘Fever 104’ is going to be a part the Rail Radio project.

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The Executive Director Moving Talkies Mohan Ram said “it’s a great idea and our pilots on Bengaluru Shatabdi have shown that there is a large section of train passengers who are ready to access paid content. “The infrastructure required for the project is two set-of-boxes per coach and it would be an intranet-kind of thing where people just need to connect to the intranet through Wi-Fi option.”

The Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu is quite keen on increasing the Railway services and making the journey more comfortable and enjoyable for the passengers.