Ministry of Railways inaugurated Wi-Fi broadband services at New Delhi railway station

Dec 9, 2014 19:15 IST

Ministry of Railways inaugurated Wi-Fi broadband services at the New Delhi railway station on 8 December 2014. The Wi-Fi facility is being executed by RailTel, a Public Sector Undertaking of the Ministry of Railways.

The RailWire powered Wi-Fi will give maximum speed of 1 mbps and the facility is free for first 30 minutes by registering on the Wi-Fi network through mobile.

If user wants to use beyond 30 minutes then the user may purchase scratch cards priced at 25 rupees for 30 minutes and 35 rupees for 1 Hour and are valid for 24 hours.

RailTel will execute the Wi-Fi facility with Gigabit Ethernet network using Optic Fibre Cable (OFC) in a ring. The total cost of the project is 50 lakh rupees and an amount of 16 lakh rupees will be spent annually to run the Wi-Fi facility.

Besides, the Ministry also decided to extend the Wi-Fi facility at 75 A1 category stations within a period of next 12 months. The facility will be launched at Agra, Ahmedabad and Varanasi by end of December 2014 on trial basis and at Howrah, Mumbai and Secunderabad by January 2015.

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