Travellers will now have video entertainment on trains, as Indian Railways under its non-fare revenue cell, plans to provide video content through free wi-fi to improve railway services.
Giant video content providers like Viacom18, Zee, Hungama and Shemaroo are eager to bid for the rights to provide video content on 3,000 trains through wireless intranet. The video content will be available in all major Indian languages, Economic Times reported.
The railways’ local wi-fi network will be available to everyone on board and passengers will be able to log in through their phones to watch the content.
According to the railways, the bidders have shown interest during the pre-bid conferences and will actively participate in the bidding next month too. If the deal fructifies, it will fetch the railways about Rs 500 crore annually in non-fare revenue. Read More…