Soon, you will find an improved public information system on the Central Railways' (CR) main platforms and waiting area at Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus. The CR is upgrading the public information system with 70 LCD screens and 365 speakers.
Altogether, 28 plasmas, 11 television screens, 31 LCD televisions; 15 big and 350 small speakers will be installed in the front lobby, first floor waiting area and on platform number 14 to 18 of the terminus within a span of three months.
Presently, the main line terminus has only three indicators displaying the arrival and departure of trains. "The system will be more efficient because people will be able to see as well as hear the train developments," said senior Central Railway Officer on the condition of anonymity because he is not allowed to speak to the media.
Currently, all arrivals and departures on platform 14 to 18 are displayed on the indicator placed at platform number 15. After the new system is installed, each of the above platforms will have four screens. Similarly, the first floor waiting area does not have indicators to display arrivals and departures.
"Earlier, commuters had to come to platform number 15 to see the arrival or departure time or rely on announcements. but now with the installation of these screens they would get required information at their respective platform itself, added the official.
Commuters are happy with this development. "It would be even better if they start announcing the positions of the train coaches so that commuters do not waste time searching for them," said Lata Mohite, 31, Kurla resident.