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No plans of increasing WiFi speed on stations: Railway ministry

The ministry of railways has no plans of increasing the speed of wi-fi facility at railway stations.The facility is currently available in around 112 major railway stations across the country for a period of one hour.

punjab Updated: Feb 01, 2017 15:34 IST
Harvinder Kaur
Harvinder Kaur
Hindustan Times, Jalandhar
The internet facility is currently available in 112 railway stations across the country.
The internet facility is currently available in 112 railway stations across the country. (Sikander Singh Chopra/HT Photo)
         

The ministry of railways has no plans of increasing the speed of WiFi facility at railway stations.The facility is currently available in around 112 major railway stations across the country for a period of one hour.

Currently the facility is available in railway stations of Ferozepur railway division; Jalandhar city, Ludhiana, Amritsar.

Suchitra Pradhan spokesperson Railtel informed, “Providing high speed facility only for one hour is a calculative move.” There is no cap on volume of the data used.

Railtel is providing internet facility in collaboration with Google. “On an average passengers stay on the platform for one and half hour so the facility provided is sufficient,” said Pradhan. The official also cited security reason for providing limited access.

When inquired about passengers being stranded for long duration during winters, officials said that the services provided will be same throughout the year.

First Published: Jan 31, 2017 16:10 IST

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