Delhi Metro Airport Express going to have bonanza of free internet

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Commuters on Delhi Metro’s Airport Express Line, which offers superfast travel up to the Indira Gandhi International Airport, are going to have a bonanza of free internet, starting Friday, October 14.

DMRC managing director Mangu Singh inaugurated the facility from Shivaji Stadium metro station of the Airport Express Line on Friday.

Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, while speaking to TOI earlier had said that the work for free WiFi services will undertaken by Techno Sat Comm and PING Network, which will roll out what will potentially be India’s largest platform of Wi-Fi services. It is a part of “our efforts to provide increased facilities and convenience to the passengers. Techno Sat Comm has been given exclusive licence by DMRC to provide Wi-Fi services for 10 years.

Delhi Metrohad earlier signed an MoU with another company, RailTel, in 2015 to provide Wi-Fi at five stations — Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Vishwavidyalaya, Central Secretariat and Hauz Khas, which is free for first 30 minutes.

Commuters can consume videos, information and news that is local, timely and relevant to passengers, added the official. As part of an initiative to provide internet services, Delhi Metro has tied up with two companies to provide high speed Wi-Fion all it’s corridors by the second half of this year.

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