NEW DELHI: Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu wants the Railways to have a theme song. To boost passenger connect, the Indian Railways has roped in popular B-Town singers Udit Narayan, Kavita Krishnamurthy and composer duo Jatin-Lalit to come up with a song on the Railways.
The plan was to connect with people, especially the youth, through the song.
The Central Railway got the artists together and a song was sent to the Railway Board for approval. The Ministry refused to dance to its tune and has turned down the song’s first version on the grounds that it was not catchy and at six minutes, a bit too lengthy.
“We want something that can catch attention of the youth and exudes freshness to listeners. The initial version sounded like songs composed in ‘90s. We have now requested for something catchy and short,” said a senior Railways Ministry official.
The Ministry of Railways also wants the song to focus on the future endeavours of the Railways such as speed, technology and cleanliness.
“The artists are renowned Bollywood singers and composers. They are doing this gratis as a contribution to the railways, which has been the lifeline of the country,” the officer added.