BL Agro, India’s leading FMCG Company, breaks new ground and becomes the first company to be granted naming rights for New Delhi Railway Station platforms 14, 15, and 16. The tenure of the rights with BL Agro is for one year initially, starting this October.
This is the first time such a tie-up with private players has been made possible, and the honor has been awarded to reputable businesses or government organizations.
With this pioneering agreement, Platforms 14 and 15 will be branded as ‘Nourish Platform 14 and 15’, and Platform 16, the one on the Ajmeri Gate side of the station, will be branded as ‘Bail Kolhu Platform No. 16’.
The new stylization ‘Nourish Platform 14 and 15 and Bail Kolhu Platform 16’ at New Delhi Platform will be seen at all the places in the platform area and wherever else the name is displayed.
This gives BL Agro naming rights in the platform area, allowing for panels, billboards, vinyl wrapping, sporting Bail Kolhu’s endorsers Manoj Bajpayee, Pankaj Tripathi, and Nawazuddin Siddiqui, and Nourish’s brand ambassador Shilpa Shetty in the respective platforms.
Senior Railway Officials says, “This is an innovative and groundbreaking concept where a license is given for platform branding to a private entity.”
“It is an appreciable initiative taken by Indian Railways, and I congratulate the ministry for such a progressive vision. It is a landmark moment for us, and we’re ecstatic to spearhead it for New Delhi Railway Station.”Ghanshyam Khandelwal, Chairman BL Agro, said,
Regarding strategy, Ashish Khandelwal, Managing Director, BL Agro, said, “We chose Platforms 14, 15, and 16 because most of the trains that depart from there are for Bihar and Uttar Pradesh, the two states where the bulk of our target audience resides.
It’s a meeting of minds. On average, each platform handles 13 to 23 trains per day, and the number of passengers the entire station gets is over two lakhs. Come the festive seasons; the footfall reaches six lakhs daily. It opens an unusual window to reach deeper into our target market in a new way.”
Leads Brand Connect, a creative and advertising agency headquartered out of Noida, has conceptualized, created, and executed the naming rights of all three platforms for BL Agro.
This encompasses beautifying the platforms, creating pink cubicles for women, alongside creating an experience zone for the brands. It will also take care of the upkeep and maintenance of the branded infrastructure.
“Branding of railway platforms has never been done in India, so we get the opportunity to approach the project through an experimental, artistic yet very human lens.Richa Khandelwal, Managing Director, Leads Brand Connect, said