Indian Railways plans to introduce a Rail Radio service on about 1000 Mail and Express trains, including premier services. With this aim, the company is in the process of finalising arrangements with several FM radio stations.
The radio service will offer onboard entertainment, as well as train-related information on an hourly basis. The system will also be used to issue alerts in case of an emergency.
According to the plans, studios will be set up at the Railway Board and all zonal headquarters to operationalise the Rail Radio service.