Wi-Fi,Internet facility in Howrah Rajdhani launched

Wi-Fi service is launched as a pilot project,passengers will be availing the service free of cost: Bansal

Written by PTI | New Delhi | Published: April 2, 2013 8:19:19 pm

You can now use the Internet using Wi-Fi facility free of cost while travelling in Howrah-bound Rajdhani Express train from New Delhi. The facility was launched by railways today in the premier train as a pilot project.

“There was a demand for it and it was part of the Budget announcement,” Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal said after launching the Wi-Fi Internet service in the train at New Delhi Railway station.

He said the Wi-Fi service was launched as a pilot project and the passengers will be availing the service free of cost.

All three rakes of Howrah Rajdhani are being equipped with the facility as part of the project.

It cost Rs 6.3 crores to the Railways to equip the train with the facility.

Asked whether passengers will be charged to avail the service in future,Bansal said: “The revenue model has not been worked out yet as it is a pilot project and the service will be free of cost for passengers.”

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