Wi-Fi is a popular networking technology which uses radio waves to provide wireless high-speed Internet and network connections. Once operational, passengers on all 16 platforms of the station will be able to access Wi-Fi from their laptops or mobile phones, the official said. The New Delhi station was chosen on a pilot basis to introduce the facility at an estimated cost of Rs. 80 lakh.
"The system is expected to be operational in 3/4 months," the official said. The company will install towers at strategic locations to provide the facility, which will be extended to other stations in due course, he said. Railways has already made Howrah Rajdhani trains Wi-Fi enabled. There are also plans to replace information kiosks with tablet computers at New Delhi station. "We are exploring the option of mounting tablets on walls at certain places on the station for the benefit of passengers. The tablets will be equipped to disseminate information about the train position, expected arrival time and other relevant data required by the passenger," the official said