India has the largest number of Railway stations than any other country. Hence, The national transport is working to enhance the passenger experience at the station premises. Indian Railways will standardize the signages or signboards at railway stations across the country for the convenience of the passengers. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw released a booklet in which project Rail Bhavan details are mentioned, in the presence of senior officials.
“It was felt to issue standard signages at the stations that will be consistent and adequate. Today, I am delighted to release the booklet on standard signages at stations on Indian Railways.” - Ashwini Vaishnaw.
The signages will be modern and divyangjan (differently-abled) friendly. The signages have been made keeping in mind the elderly, women, children, divyangjan. It will be made of simple language, colour, font and pictograms. Grouping of signages has also been introduced.
"As you all know, under the leadership of the prime minister, the Indian Railways has been working tirelessly to enhance passenger experience at railway stations. It was felt to issue standard guidelines on signages at stations that will be consistent and adequate." - Railway Minister added.
Under this scheme a total of 1,275 railway stations are being redeveloped across the country. The scheme provides safety, comfortable and clean railway premises. These stations are located in major cities and places of tourist and pilgrimage importance.
The national transporter has also acknowledged the requirement for flexibility in the case of stations with distinctive architectural styles. Additionally, it has launched new boards that show station names on a Tricolour backdrop.
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