LCD screens at railway station soon

The Ambala division is all set to install LCD screens at the railway station to provide passengers easy access to all train-related information. Around 15 to 20 medium-sized screens will be installed at the platforms while a large screen would be placed at the entrance. The contract for the project, to come up on the Public-Private Partnership (PPP) model, has already been awarded to a Delhi-based advertising company.

“The advertiser will have to bear the cost of the screens as well as pay an annual licence fee to the Railways,” said Ambala Divisional Railway Manager H K Jaggi.

The display of train schedules on the screens would be interspersed by social awareness messages by the railways and advertisements by private organisations. The display time would be split between the Railways and the advertising company.

Stating that all formalities have been completed for the project, the DRM said: “The screens will be installed within a week or two.” At present, the railway station has only an electronic display board at the entrance.