Sunday, May 27, 2012

WiFi Internet in Indian Trains

In March 2012, K. H. Muniyappa, the Minister of State for Railways, had informed the Parliament of India, that the Railways was planning to provide Internet facility in three rakes (group of coaches or wagons) of Howrah Rajdhani Express on a pilot basis. The minister had stated that the facility would work on a satellite based system and that the connection will be shared across railway coaches through Wi-Fi. The service is expected to be rolled out by September 25, 2012 and is estimated to cost Rs 6.30 crore for the Railway department.

The Indian Space Research Organization (ISRO) has also given its clearance to the railways in May to offer internet connectivity in moving trains, using a satellite based connection through KU band frequency.

This is a good news, If it is implemented it is one of the finest thing to happen on railway customer service.

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