Indian Railways will provide entertainment via radio service in Shatabdi and Vande Bharat Express trains
The Northern Railway believes that music and travel are the best combination and increase the possibilities of a good mood while traveling.
Now Indian Railway passengers can listen to radio music on Shatabdi and Vande Bharat Express trains. As train passengers pass through Delhi, Bhopal, Chandigarh, Lucknow, Amritsar, Ajmer, Kanpur, Dehradun, Varanasi, Katra and Kathgodam, they will be greeted by Shatabdi/Vande Bharat radio music and transit connectivity. The Northern Railway Zone has awarded a contract to provide full entertainment to train passengers and give an idea of the cities they travel through radio service in all Shatabdi Express as well as Vande Bharat trains in Delhi division, according to a statement issued by Northern Railways. The Zone Railway believes that music and travel are the best combination and enhance the possibilities of a good mood while traveling.
The Northern Railway Zone will introduce a new type of entertainment and pleasure facility with a personalized music experience as well as RJ Entertainment in rail services through the passenger address system. According to Northern Railway Zone, the main objective of this initiative is to provide pleasant journey to every passenger and with feel-good factor in Vande Bharat Express trains as well as Shatabdi Express trains and it also mentioned that the travelers would like to have different types of music to listen to on trains.
According to Northern Railways, this innovative idea from the national carrier is to advertise via radio in a total of 10 Shatabdi Express trains and two Vande Bharat Express trains. The ratio of entertainment or railway information, as well as commercial advertising, will be given on 50 minutes: 10 minutes on the basis of one hour during the journey time. Apart from this, Indian Railways will generate a good amount of revenue amounting to Rs 43.20 lakh per annum, the zonal railway added. Earlier this month, in the 2022-23 budget, Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman announced that 400 Vande Bharat Express trains will be manufactured in three years.