There is good news for train travelers in India. Soon you will be able to enjoy your favorite content during your train journey as the Ministry of Railways has given permission to start the Content on Demand (COD) service from this month.
About the Service
Under the infotainment service, Indian railways will offer preloaded multilingual content which includes movies, news, music videos and general entertainment which the passengers will be able to enjoy during the journey.
Puneet Chawla, Chairman and Managing Director of RailTel, informed the media that the media server will be installed inside the train coach to ensure a buffer-free service. This will keep the content updated from time to time and passengers will be able to enjoy buffer-free streaming. Initially this service will be started at 8,731 trains including 5,723 local trains and more than 5,952 stations equipped with Wi-Fi.
Chawla said that the work of a pilot project in Western Railways on a Rajdhani train and an AC local train is nearing the completion stage. It is being tested which is in the last phase. In this project, Indian Railways and RailTel will be sharing the revenue 50:50. The PSU expects annual revenue of at least Rs 60 crore from this project.
Ticket Booking Made Easy
In order to decongest ticket booking counters and to ensure smooth and a strict compliance with social distancing norms, the facility to book unreserved tickets through UTS ON MOBILE app is being reactivated by Indian Railways.
The Railways has decided to reactivate the facility of UTS ON MOBILE App in zones where unreserved train services are reintroduced.It has been decided to introduce this facility to both Suburban and Non-suburban sections of zonal Railways.
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