Passengers of premium trains like Rajdhani and Shatabdi will soon be able to watch their favourite TV serials and movies while travelling. The entertainment package will be available to passengers on their phones, laptops and other devices.The passengers will have to buy this service as railways is looking to generate revenue from this plan. The project will cost about Rs 25 lakh to equip a train with the content-on-demand policy, a senior railway official said. The policy forecast a service contract for a tenure of 10 years.
“ Favoured TV serials, films, and musicals will be on offer in trains to make the journey enjoyable while at the same time the Railways will also earn,” the official added. The service will have a wide range of movies, from Bollywood and Hollywood to regional cinema as well.Besides video, content-on-demand will also offer radio service as an audio package in trains and stations. The audio service, however, will be available for free, said a senior railway official who is associated with the project.This facility called as content-on demand service. The service will initially be available to passengers of only the premium trains but will also be extended to more trains and stations later. All Rajdhani, Shatabdi, Duronto and Humsafar trains will have this facility in the first phase.
Similarly, the service will also provide a variety of TV shows that have a good viewership and many foreign country serials will also be part of the offer. The service will be available on all personal devices like smart phones, tabs and laptops. The telecom arm of the railways, RailTel, will execute the content-on-demand project and accordingly float the tender for awarding contracts.
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