In an effort to enhance passenger convenience, Indian Railways has announced plans to completely overhaul the signboards at railway stations across the country. Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw revealed on Monday that a standardized approach will be adopted for the color, font, and use of pictographs on the new signboards.
“Guidelines released for passenger friendly standardization of signages across all railway stations in India,” said Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw in a Tweet.
Uniform Signage to Ensure Consistency and Convenience
As part of the ongoing ‘Amrit Bharat Station Scheme,’ which aims to revamp 1,275 railway stations in India, the Indian Railways intends to implement uniform signage at all stations. This initiative seeks to provide commuters with consistent and easily accessible information throughout their journey.
Enhancing the Passenger Experience: Standardization for All
With trains being a vital mode of transportation in the country, the significance of accurate and comprehensive railway information cannot be overstated.
Keeping passenger convenience in mind, the Railways has taken this significant step towards ensuring a standardized signboard experience at stations across India.
A Visual Transformation: Uniformity and Digital Innovation
Gone are the days when different types of signboards were found at railway stations spanning from Kashmir to Kanyakumari. Instead, passengers can expect a uniform visual language, making it easier for them to obtain crucial information. Additionally, the Railways is introducing new color variations and digital signboards as part of this endeavor.
Addressing Information Gaps: Installing Improved Signboards
To address the existing shortcomings of the signboards, the Railways plans to install new signboards with improved formatting (font, font size, color, background, etc.) at railway stations. These standardized signboards will be strategically positioned for optimal visibility, ensuring maximum reach and accessibility.
The Handbook on Standard Signs at Indian Railway Stations prioritizes simplicity, clear fonts, easily discernible colors, and intuitive pictographs.
This comprehensive guide has been meticulously designed to cater to the needs of all passengers, including the elderly, women, children, and individuals with disabilities, according to a statement from the Ministry.
Careful Consideration: Design and Placement
Railway officials have indicated that the design, classification, and placement of the new signboards will be carefully considered. The information displayed will be presented in clear and easily understandable language, with font sizes that are highly visible to all individuals.
This initiative by Indian Railways aims to improve the overall passenger experience by ensuring standardized and informative signboards at railway stations across the nation.
With these upcoming changes, passengers can expect a more streamlined and user-friendly journey, bolstered by clear and accessible information.
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