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Blog Entry# 2956226
Posted: Dec 31 2017 (11:57)

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Last Response: Feb 28 2018 (15:51)
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Dec 31 2017 (11:57)   NDLS/New Delhi (16 PFs)

Avishek Ray~   396 blog posts   7 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Train/ Station rating feature in IRI is actually very useful IMO. It helps the passengers to be properly prepared before starting their journey.
Here I am particularly focussing in the station rating system. Though the existing parameters are good and quite satisfying, I feel adding a point 'Public Address System' would be more helpful because I have seen many cases of passenger suffering due to poor announcement. If this parameter is added then a member should consider following factors before voting in this segment:
Quality and strategically positioning of the microfone- sound should be loud enough and should reach every corner of the station.
2) Quality of the announcement- voice should be clear enough and properly repeated in multiple languages (Regional/ Hindi/ English).
3) Timeliness of the announcement- Should be made well advance so that passengers get adequate time to reach to the platform.
4) Master Display Board- Should be placed in common places like station entrance, ticket counter, waiting area etc and properly display the platforms for trains in multiple languages (Regional/ Hindi/ English).
5) Electronic Platform Display:
A) Should be available in all the platforms.
B) All the boards should be properly maintained and functional- not a single board should be off and display the train number/ name and the coach number.
C) Accuracy- Boards should be in sync with the coach composition of the trains- for example the B1 of TN Express should stand perfectly besides the board marked as B1. And if GT departs from the same platform and S1 stand where B1 of TN stops, then the same display board should show S1 for GT.
So what do you think, should this 'Public Address System' be added in station rating?
**Adding a large number if tags for better visibility. Apologies if you find it disturbing. Let me know and I will remove some tags.
Yes. it is needed90%38
No. it is not that much needed5%2
No idea. I don't follow train/ station rating5%2

3 posts - Sun Dec 31, 2017

Dec 31 2017 (17:58)
Diamond Jubliee for KOL Locals^~   28538 blog posts   104476 correct pred (76% accurate)
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Pl look into this.

Dec 31 2017 (23:27)
Avishek Ray~   396 blog posts   7 correct pred (78% accurate)
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That's could be true. Also I have the feeling that some cases the rating provided by the members are bit partial (no offence to the genuine voters)- mostly to promote home station/ favourite train or down vote the rival station/ zone/ train etc. However, still I feel that it could be an useful addition.

Jan 06 2018 (19:47)
Avishek Ray~   396 blog posts   7 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Some more votes pls?

Jan 20 2018 (21:03)
Avishek Ray~   396 blog posts   7 correct pred (78% accurate)
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Some more votes please?

Feb 28 2018 (15:51)
Avishek Ray~   396 blog posts   7 correct pred (78% accurate)
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More opinions please?

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