Indian Railways passengers may soon be able to watch entertainment and news and current affairs programmes on the screens of their personal devices when waiting at a railway station or travelling on a train.
The Railway Board has chosen RailTel Corporation of India Ltd, a unit of the national transporter, to implement the project that will enable travellers to stream their favourite content, whether it be Hindi serials or the night’s news debate, through a free app.
Preloaded content including television serials, movies, songs, devotional programmes, and news and educational content will be beamed on mobile phones or tablets initially at 1,600 railway stations that are already equipped with Wi-Fi and will cover the remaining 4700 stations by October this year.
The project will enable the national transporter earn revenue as well in the form of ads displayed on its landing page and in between the entertainment programmes.
Read more of this in a report published in Hindustan Times... (Link given below)