Free Wi-Fi across Dehi Metro’s Airport Express line
Free Wi-Fi with a speed of upto 50 mbps was on Friday rolled out across the six stations on Delhi Metro’s premium Airport Express line.
Launching the facility at the Shivaji Stadium station here, Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) chief Mangu Singh said the stations on the Blue Line between Noida/Vaishali and Dwarka will be made Wi-Fi enabled next.
Techno Sat Comm, which has been awarded a 10-year contract by the DMRC in this regard, plans to extend the facility across all corridors of the Metro network by the second half of this year.
Commuters will be able to avail free Wi-Fi services by logging onto ‘Oui DMRC Free Wifi’ and access internet applications like email, Facebook, Google, video chat as well as live streaming of cricket and football matches, etc, on the station premises, DMRC said in a statement.
The consortium, Techno Sat Comm, runs India’s first Wi-Fi service on the Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express.
“The facility will use the globally acclaimed T-Track 2.0 Wave 2 Solution, also used on high-speed trains worldwide. The speed will go up to 50 mbps,” a Metro official said.
Earlier this year, limited Wi-Fi facility was launched on Yellow Line’s Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Central Secretariat and Hauz Khas stations in association with Rail Tel Corporation.
The daily ridership on the 22.7-km-long Airport Express corridor (Orange line) breached the 50,000-mark for the first time this August.
As per the current fare structure, the minimum single journey fare on the corridor that connects New Delhi Railway station with IGI Terminal 3, is Rs 10 and the maximum Rs 60.