Content on Demand in Trains & in Railway stations
Content on demand (“CoD”) will be available in all premium/express/mail and suburban trains of the Indian Railways. The project will be implemented in two years and the provision of multilingual content such as movies, shows and educational programmes, made available both in paid and unpaid formats for a contract period of 10 years, which includes first two years of implementation by RailTel. A digital entertainment service provider for providing COD service in trains and stations has already been selected and roll out is being planned in phased manner In addition, the CoD platform will also offer e-commerce services such as bookings for cab, bus and trains. The project is expected to cover all 17 zones of Indian Railways and approximately 8,731 trains - 3003 trains (premium/mail/express - to and fro) pan India and 2,864 pairs of suburban trains. CoD will also be made available at all Wi-Fi enabled railway stations (over 5,563 stations as on date).