Central Government to provide Wi-Fi in 5 Delhi Metro stations

Central Government to provide Wi-Fi in 5 Delhi Metro stations

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has signed an agreement with the RailTel Corporation of India for starting Wi-Fi internet services at some select stations on its network.

Five stations of the Delhi Metro system have been identified for these service initially.

“The stations are Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Vishwavidyalaya, Central Secretariat and Hauz Khas,” a senior official of the DMRC said.

“As per the Memorandum of Understanding, the installation of the equipment is expected to be completed within the next seven months,” he said.

RailTel shall conduct the necessary surveys, install equipment and carry out maintenance of the installed infrastructure.

Asked if it will be a free or paid service, the official said, “Those modalities will be worked out once the infrastructure is in place.”

The facility would be available at these stations only and not inside the trains.

“Later trains may be included.”

The agreement was signed at the Metro Bhawan in the presence of DMRC’s managing director Mangu Singh and RailTel Corporation of India’s chairman and managing director R K Bahuguna.

“DMRC is exploring the possibilities of introducing Wi-Fi internet facilities at its metro stations as well as trains. This MoU is the first step towards that direction,” the official said.

NOTE: Railtel Corporation of India {भारतीय रेलटेल कारपोरेशन} is a Miniratna enterprise of Government of India focusing on providing broadband and VPN services. RailTel was formed in September 2000 with the objective of creating nation-wide broadband, telecom and multimedia network, to modernize Train Control Operation and Safety System of Indian Railways. RailTel’s network passes through around 5,000 stations across the country, covering all central business districts, towns, cities, mini/major-metros.