CR beams live TV into six local trains

The Central Railway (CR) has recently introduced six local trains equipped with LCD TVs airing real-time content to enhance the travel experience in suburban section. The CR had introduced two such rakes on Republic Day this year, but the LCD TVs on these trains only aired static content in which data was fed by pen drives.

According to sources, the day is not far when all local trains on the CR will be equipped with LCD TVs offering audio-visual entertainment. “The tendering process is on for installing LCDs on the rest of the trains. Within a month, the tenders will be floated,” said a senior official from the CR commercial department.

The railway awarded an initial contract on application basis to Fortune Creation Media for the installation of LCD TV sets on 24 rakes, 23 old nine-car rakes and one 12-car new Siemens rake. But till date, the TV sets have been installed only on eight rakes.