Five Delhi metro stations to turn hi-tech, Wi-Fi to be launched in six months

By May 23rd, 2015 AT 10:22 AM

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in association with RailTel Corporation of India has announced a plan to launch Wi-Fi internet services at five selected metro stations in Delhi within next six months. The stations chosen are Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Vishwavidyalaya, Central Secretariat and Hauz Khas.


RailTel is responsible for conducting necessary surveys, installation of equipment and maintenance of the installed infrastructure. There is no confirmation of the Wi-Fi to be free, as the authorities will decide such modalities only after the infrastructure is put in place.

The trains are excluded from the services, which imply that the people cannot access internet while inside the train. Later, this provision may be included. An agreement was signed on this at the Metro Bhawan in presence of DMRC’s managing director Mangu Singh and RailTel Corporation of India’s chairman and managing director R K Bahuguna.

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That’s good that slowly all major markets and metro stations are getting WiFi Hotspots in Delhi. But I guess they are useful only to foreigners or tourists who are on International Roaming in India or if somebody run out of data pack. Most important is the user being Tech-savvy. Most of people don’t know how to connect through these Hotspots, talking about Connaught Place wifi which I have tried, first of all the coverage is patchy, then after entering all details and mobile number, OTP will be send on mobile, which is to be entered to login and the login… Read more »

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