SOUTHERN RAILWAY INSTALLS WIFI ENTERTAINMENT SYSTEM IN TEJAS EXPRESS





Picture Courtesy - Southern Railway

Tejas Express, which runs between Chennai Egmore and Madurai had been provided with a ‘MAGICBOX’ which lets passengers access 500 hours worth of entertainment right from their mobiles.

This was done based on passenger feedback who felt a premium train like Tejas should offer entertainment to enhance the joy of travelling. Tejas coaches were initially provided with Seat mounted infotainment system which was removed after complains from travellers about its frequent malfunctioning on the run and a railway board instruction to discontinue all seat mounted infotainment systems. Railway administration had faced problem in updating its software and content.

Wi-fi Entertainment box “MAGICBOX” is pre installed with movies, kids content, music and Government schemes. It has content in regional languages for the multilingual passengers of Indian Railways. Passengers can gain access to entertainment videos, songs, latest news and updates by logging on to ‘magic box’ wi fi service.

The software has a separate section for Bollywood, Hollywood and movies in other languages. The train also has a display board that is programmed to display current speed of the train and other information like the distance of upcoming station and others.

Tejas Express which runs 6 days a week, except Thursday,  is maintained by GSN Coaching Depot, Chennai.