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 mnaging 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.