The Delhi Metro has introduced the facility of free high speed WiFi at all its Yellow Line stations on Sunday.
The coronavirus pandemic had hit the national capital in March 2020 and Delhi Metro services were halted for a long time due to its impact. "The DMRC on a trial-basis had introduced free WiFi service in the trains of its Airport Line, which were suspended due to Covid-induced constraints in 2020, and are now in the process of being restored within the next 10-15 days time," the DMRC said in a statement.
In its efforts to continuously enhance travel experience for its commuters, the Delhi Metro has successfully introduced the facility of free high-speed WiFi service at all metro stations of the Yellow Line or Line-2, from Samaypur Badli to HUDA City Centre), the officials said, adding that work is on to expand the facility to stations of other corridors of the network.
This high-speed service on the Yellow Line will prove to be a special boon to students travelling to and from North Delhi Campus of Delhi University, the DMRC said.
This service, coinciding with the festival season, has been launched on this line which consists of 37 metro stations, and runs mostly underground through one of the most congested parts of the city, covering outer Delhi, north Delhi through central Delhi and south Delhi and finally Gurgaon, the officials said.
The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation in association with a technology consortium is working on introducing this facility inside metro trains (besides the Airport Express Line) also in a year's time, officials said.
In January 2020, the urban transporter launched a high-speed WiFi facility inside train coaches on the Airport Line that connects New Delhi and Dwarka Sector 21 stations.
It was the first such facility in any country in the South Asian region. The 22.7-km swankiest line on the Delhi Metro network has six stations -- New Delhi, Shivaji Stadium, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi Aerocity, IGI Airport and Dwarka Sector 21.
More than 330 access points have been installed at these 37 stations to provide uninterpreted internet access to the commuters, the DMRC said. Apart from providing free WiFi at metro stations across its network, the DMRC in association with Techno Sat Comm is striving to introduce this facility inside metro trains also in a year's time from here on, the statement said.
Upgrading and installing the desired access points is quite a challenging task in already operational trains, the officials said.