Soon, giant screens at select Metro stations in the Capital will beam short films to create greater awareness among commuters on security issues, civic sense and other do’s and dont’s on the Delhi Metro.
The 46 inch LCD screens, which have already been installed at five stations on the Jehangirpuri-HUDA City Centre (Gurgaon) corridor, will also beam advertisements in the next 15 days as part of an agreement signed between Delhi Metro and a private firm. Specifically, the screens are installed at Chandni Chowk, Chawri Bazar, New Delhi, Patel Chowk and Central Secretariat stations on the Gurgaon Line, which sees a footfall of over 7 lakh a day.
Delhi Metro will make use of the 50 big screens to spread awareness among lakhs of its commuters on issues like men getting into coaches reserved for women, use of the emergency alarm buttons and what one should do when they notice a suspicious item on the train. Other things that will be shown in the film include smart cards, spitting on tracks, and helpline numbers to create awareness among the commuters.
“Men getting into the womens’ coach is a problem. So, that has been included as one of the topics on films. The film will communicate effectively why men should not enter into the coaches reserved for women,” says the spokesman for the Delhi Metro.
As far as the scripts for the short videos are concerned, the spokesman says, “The scripts are being worked out. Since people will not be able hear sound due to the noise on the platform, the emphasis will be given to graphics and text.”
He says that the movies will be made in such a way that they capture the attention of the passengers instantly.
As per the initial plan, the cycle of the films will be for eight minutes and every six minutes, commuters will be able to view video clips with 3D graphic images on several safety and other issues related to the new age transport system.