Want to use FB, Insta on Mumbai-Goa Tejas Express? Too bad, train won’t have free WiFi now
Mumbai city news: The decision to stop the free WiFi service completely has left passengers fumingmumbai Updated: Jun 26, 2017 10:57 IST
If you planned on using the free WiFi on-board the Tejas Express to access social media or watch movies, tough luck. The Central Railway abruptly stopped its service on Wednesday — a month after it was launched.
Passengers had complained of poor WiFi connectivity on the much-hyped train than runs between Mumbai and Goa. However, the decision to stop the service completely has left them fuming, said sources.
The Tejas Express was the second Indian Railways train to introduce on-board WiFi, after the Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express.
Before the Tejas Express was flagged off by railway minister Suresh Prabhu on May 21, CR authorities had announced that the train would have free WiFi and other unique facilities, such as automatic doors and infotainment systems.
Though passengers were assured that the WiFi service would be available across the entire train, it was limited to the executive coach. Now, sources said the WiFi on Tejas was functional till Tuesday. However, the service provider stopped it as CR did not opt to renew the service.
The move to cancel the service has angered passengers, who said this was just one of the services promised but not delivered. They added that despite charging high fares, there are no tea and coffee machines on-board the train.
CR chief spokesperson Sunil Udashi, however, said the WiFi had not been stopped.