Access Free Wi-Fi At New Delhi Railway Station
Indian Railways seems to be pushing themselves to the “World Class” category. Earlier in April this year, the Indian Railways started the free WiFi service in the New Delhi to Howrah Rajdhani express. Now the Indian Railways has launched yet another WiFi pilot project: A free Wi-Fi service at the New Delhi railway station as per a PTI report.
“The system is expected to be operational in 3-4 months,” said a senior official with Northern Railway.
New Delhi railway station, which handles about 300 trains and five lakh passengers a day, will be the first Wi-Fi enabled station in the country to have such a modern facility like major international airports. The New Delhi railway station was chosen on a pilot basis to introduce the facility at an estimated cost of Rs. 80 lakh. Once operational, passengers on all 16 platforms of the station will be able to access Wi-Fi from their laptops of mobile phones.
“A Mumbai-based company has been given the job to make the New Delhi station a Wi-Fi enabled station,” a senior Railway Ministry official said, adding “the company was selected through tender.”
Wi-Fi is a popular networking technology which uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections. The company will install towers at strategic locations to provide the facility, which will be extended to other stations in due course.
There are also plans to replace information kiosks with tablet computers at New Delhi railway station. ”We are exploring to mount tablets on walls at certain places in the station for the benefit of passengers. The tablets will be equipped to disseminate information about the train position, expected arrival time and other relevant data required by the passenger,” the official said.