INNOVATIONS IN BANGALORE DIVISION.
Rail Display Network»
Integrated Passenger Information dissemination system with LED screens over 32 stations displaying important information for passengers like arrival, departure, etc.
OYO promotion kiosks in six stations over Bangalore to enable transit passengers to easily book lodging/accommodation without leaving the Railway premises.
Dedicated parking space for app-based bikes and cycles to help passengers in last mile connectivity.
PARCELS & 2- WHEELER PACKING CONTRACT»
Parcels and two-wheeler packing services with optional pick-up facility at Bengaluru City and Yesvantpur for ease of parcel booking to customers.
Five mask and sanitiser vending machines at Bengaluru City, Yesvantpur and Bengaluru City for contactless supply of PPE products to passengers .
Luggage sanitising tunnel for passengers for a safe journey.
The 3A fares over SBC-MYS section was comparatively higher than that of AC buses and the demand was also not overwhelming. In order to garner revenue, the division took an initiative and constant interactions were made with Hqrs for running 3A coaches between SBC-MYS with reduced fares. The efforts finally yielded results and presently five pairs of trains are running with reduced fares of 3A over SBC-MYS section w.e.f 08-10-16 wherein passengers can travel from SBC to MYS in one earmarked 3AC coach by paying CC fare (Rs.260/-) Consequent to conversion, the occupation has gone up by 70% which was erstwhile around 2 to 3%.
With the advent of digital technology, the division reviewed the practise of pasting printed reservation charts on the coaches and took a decision to do away with this w.e.f 09-11-16. Passengers can receive the status of tickets from the following modes:
Passengers with confirmed reservation have the required information on their tickets
Waitlisted/RAC passengers get their status update on their registered mobile number through SMS At SBC & YPR stations where most of the trains are originating, digital charting system is installed and at other stations, manual boards are installed for displaying the status of the waitilisted tickets IVRS service through 139, on line booking website are also available to passengers for checking the status on real time basis.
The decision is taken as an eco-friendly green initiative where large quantity of paper will be saved in the long run and the savings would be significant in terms of railway revenue and usage of paper
Railways as a model transporter needs to be facilitate all segments of the rail users. The visually challenged passengers have to be guided while at the station to the various amenities/services available for the travelling public.Generally visually challenged persons are self reliant and needs little help to guide them at public places. Braille is one such system used for communication by the visually challenged persons. Braille guidance boards and maps placed at strategic locations will be helpful in guiding such passengers at the railway station.