Mysore: Passengers of the Mysore-Bangalore Tipu Express can now enjoy video entertainment programmes on travel.
The infotainment on wheels has been launched in association with private partner Focus Global Innovative Business Concepts. "The concept was introduced in Chamundi Express between Bangalore and Mysore. After its success, the same is being extended to Tipu Express," said B B Verma, divisional railway manager, Mysore division, South Western Railway. "There were complaints against volume in Chamundi Express. We have set it right by adopting a volume controller," added Verma
The passengers on these trains can enjoy music, and other entertainment and educative programmes. Each compartment will have four anti-glare LCD televisions with comfortable viewing angles. Apart from entertainment, the passengers will get an update on the speed of the train, approaching stations and their distances. Soon, the same will be extended to the Mysore-Shimoga inter-city express, added Verma. Dr Anup Dayanand Sadhu, senior divisional commercial manager, Mysore division, South Western Railway, said the revenue generated by the SWR trains is Rs 25 lakh.