Railways to provide free entertainment content on demand to passengers

The railway ministry, in collaboration with RailTel, will undertake a project to provide free entertainment content on demand for passengers.

Published: 02nd August 2019 06:03 AM  |   Last Updated: 02nd August 2019 09:05 AM   |  A+A-

indian railways

For representational purposes (File Photo | PTI)

By Express News Service

NEW DELHI: The railway ministry, in collaboration with RailTel, will undertake a project to provide free entertainment content on demand for passengers.

According to sources, a request for proposal (RFP) will be issued by RailTel, a miniratna company under the ministry, in the first week of August for the project. The app will allow passengers to stream movies, news and other entertainment content on their devices.

“RailTel will provide preloaded multilingual content including movies, music videos, general entertainment including TV serials and devotional programmes, lifestyle-related among others in moving trains. In case of trains, to ensure buffer-free services, media servers will be placed,” the official said.

“Passengers will be able to enjoy high-quality buffer-free streaming across personal devices and the content will be periodically refreshed,” he added.

The project, which will include preloaded content, will first be implemented on railway stations that already offer free high-speed WiFi service, also provided by RailTel.

Initially, the content will be available at the stations and will, later on, be provided in moving trains. The project will be implemented on a parallel basis with the ministry’s plans to equip 4000 stations with high-speed WiFi.

The national transporter, on an experimental basis, had equipped trains like the Tejas Express and the Anubhuti coaches of Shatabdi Express trains with aircraft-style onboard infotainment.

Stay up to date on all the latest Nation news with The New Indian Express App. Download now
(Get the news that matters from New Indian Express on WhatsApp. Click this link and hit 'Click to Subscribe'. Follow the instructions after that.)


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the newindianexpress.com editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on newindianexpress.com are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of newindianexpress.com or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. newindianexpress.com reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp