Enjoy TV in 2 intercity, Bhopal Exp trains soon

Passengers boarding two inter-city chair car trains between state capital and Jabalpur and Bhopal Express between Bhopal and Hazrat Nizamuddin might find their journey entertaining shortly with West Central Railways (WCR) deciding to install TV sets with the help of private party.

“We have invited biddings for this purpose. We are going to charge around Rs 7lakh annually per train from the person who bags the contract. He would be free to advertise and earn money via TV sets,” WCR Bhopal senior divisional commercial manager (SDCM) Mandip Bhatia told TOI.

He said under their plan, the private party would install TV sets and telecast entertainment programmes, give information about the next station to passengers and speed at which they were moving and other things.

Bhatia said four TV sets would be installed in each chair car of two intercity trains. Two TV sets would be put in corridor of Bhopal Express. He said that passengers were very curious about the next station and speed of their train while travelling.

Three trains likely to have entertainment facility are: Intercity Express – Habibganj-Jabalpur (12529), Jabalpur- Habibganj (12530), Janshatabdi Habibganj- Jabalpur (12061), Jabalpur – Habibganj (12062) and over Bhopal Express – Habibganj – Hazrat Nizamuddin (12155) and Hazrat Nizamuddin – Habibganj (12156).