Indian Railways IRCTC Internet services will not be available in the train know railway planning
There seems to be a brake on the facility of internet connectivity in trains run by Indian Railways. Two years after it was announced to provide internet facility in moving trains, the government is putting a halt to the project, saying it is not cost-effective.
Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnav in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha said that ‘Wi-Fi based internet facility was provided through satellite communication technology in Howrah Rajdhani Express train as a pilot project. But the technology being used in trains is not cost effective. In such a situation, the project has to be put on hold.
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Former Railway Minister Piyush Goyal had said in 2019 that the Center is planning to provide WiFi service in trains in the next four-and-a-half years. The planning of the Railway Ministry was that the way free Wi-Fi is available at stations, in the same way passengers should get this service in the train.
Free Wi-Fi facility is available to more than 6 thousand railway stations across the country. Free internet is being provided at many stations for the convenience of the passengers. Passengers get free Wi-Fi for 30 minutes at the stations. After this, money has to be paid for using Wi-Fi internet. Indian railway stations have one of the largest Wi-Fi networks in the world.
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