LED boards to enlighten commuters at train station

Jan 13, 2014, 09:25 IST | Dheeraj Bengrut

The din and bustle at railway stations often lead to the message getting lost – the key ones are obviously those that the authorities are trying to pass on to passengers.


New train of thought: The boards will be installed at both the main gates and other important spots inside Pune station premises; (below) one of the boards that is yet to be installed. File Pic

To bring more clarity, Pune railway division is now going to install LED information boards at all the 50 train stations under its jurisdiction.

Each of these stations will have one LED board, barring Pune railway station that will have four. The approximate budget for these boards is around Rs 2 lakh and later their number will increase.

Officialspeak
Elaborating about the initiative, Pune divisional railway manager Suneet Sharma told MiD DAY, “We are now completely focussed on cleanliness and improvement of facilities for passengers. Considering this is a major division and Pune station is a vital facility, we decided to upgrade our old information boards with LED ones.”

The boards will be installed at both the main gates and other important spots inside Pune station premises. They will display information about train schedules, ticket fares and details about various routes of trains. The particulars on these boards would also be easily visible at night.

Activist speaks

Welcoming this decision, railway activist Harsha Shah said, “It is a very positive move by the railways, as earlier passengers would have to incessantly go to inquiry windows, asking for information. There were wooden boards before and the font was too small and not clearly visible to passengers. I would request the authorities to instate more such boards, not only at Pune railway station, but also at all the other stations under Pune railway division.”

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