Delhi Metro strikes a good note, to play music on airport line trains

The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation has decided to start playing music in stations on the New Delhi-Dwarka airport line and plans to extend it inside trains and across its network gradually, depending on user feedback. The decision to roll out instrumental music on the airport line – used by an average of 40,000 people a day – came after a public survey last year. “As per the survey, 80% of the people desired to have light music in the station premises, the modalities for which are being worked out,” said a Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) official. Sources say the facility may be rolled out in a month or two and the DMRC has already applied for a license from the Indian Performing Right Society and Phonographic Performance Limited. Depending on feedback, the music may soon be extended inside trains. “These two companies give license if a public transport facility wants to play music. We have public address system in the entire metro network and playing music won't be a problem,” the official added. “The music will be on the lines of what plays in flights so that it doesn't annoy the passenger. Once we get the license, the facility will start at the airport line stations.”

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