Railways seek sponsorships for Internet kiosks at stations

MUMBAI: There is another advertising option available for major spenders who target railway commuters.

A medianet release says that the ministry of railways has issued detailed guidelines to the Zonal Railways for provision of railway stations through which travellers at stations can communicate with their near and dear ones on payment of usual charges.

The RailTel Corporation of India, a public sector undertaking of the ministry of railways, has already set up an Internet kiosk at platform 12 of New Delhi Station. The organisation will set up 200 such kiosks at various stations in the first phase. Later, similar facilities will be set up at all the railway stations. The organisation is also looking at sponsorship opportunities.

Internet facility in one of the trains is proposed to be set up shortly.

Meanwhile, telephone services are available in four pairs of Shatabdi Express trains. These are : 2005/2006 New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express, 2011/2012 New Delhi-Kalka Shatabdi Express 2013/2014 New Delhi-Amritsar Shatabdi Express and 2029/2030 New Delhi Delhi-Amritsar Swarna Shatabdi Express.

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