India First Silent Railway Station: Whenever you have gone to the railway station to travel by Indian Railways, the first thing you will see is ‘Passengers please pay attention’ You must have heard such a sound. This voice is being used in the Indian Railways for many years to inform passengers about the movement of trains. But now you will not hear this voice at the country’s 150-year-old Dr. MGR Ramachandran Central Railway Station. Yes, now there is complete silence at this station since Sunday.
Years old voice stopped
Passengers are now traveling silently at 150 years old Dr. MGR Ramachandran Central Railway Station in Chennai. For decades, the traditional voice given to passengers about trains has been stopped at this station. Now the Public Announcement System is not being used at this station. At Dr. MGR Ramachandran Central Railway Station, you will now have to take help from big screen boards for enquiry, just like at the airport.
Special arrangements at the station
RNSingh, General Manager, Southern Railway, says that large digital screens displaying the arrival and departure of trains in Tamil, Hindi and English have been installed at all 3 entry points of the station. Point has been set. The concourse area is covered with digital boards of 40-60 inches. Braille navigation maps and sign language videos are provided at the station’s main entrance to assist the disabled.
Step taken on practical basis
According to Chennai Railway Division, the PA system will continue for suburban trains. However, this step has been taken on a practical basis. No audio will be played on this station even in commercials. Passenger information centers operated by railway staff will guide the passengers. In the order, the officials were asked to ensure that all visual display boards should be in working condition. Based on the experience of railway passengers, several additional improvements have been made in these facilities. As part of the redevelopment of the station, large display boards will be installed at the entry point. Inquiry counters will also be increased.
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