If you travel via Rajiv Chowk or Kashmere Gate metro stations in Delhi, then there is good news for you. Delhi Metro on January 1 has launched free Wi-Fi facility that can be accessed by people who are at Rajiv Chowk and Kashmere Gate metro stations.
Aptly named “Metro-Fi,” the commuters will be able to access free internet for 30 minutes everyday when they are at these stations.
Lakhs of people travel on Delhi metro daily
, with majority accessing either Rajiv Chowk or Kashmere Gate metro station, at least once during their journey.
The free Wi-Fi services have been added to these stations as part of an MoU that was signed by Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) with the Rail Tel Corporation of India back in May 2015.
Till now, only the commuters that are travelling via the 5.1 km long Rapid Metro Network in Gurgaon were able to avail the free Wi-Fi facility.
The facility would soon be expanded to Vishwavidyalaya, Central Secretariat, and Hauz Khas metro stations, with the possibility of adding more stations latter on.
To access this free facility, commuters would have to connect to Wi-Fi network called ‘Metro-Fi’ and will have free internet access for 30 minutes everyday. Post this they would be charged by the service provider.
After selecting the network named ‘Metro-Fi’ the commuters would have to register themselves through mobile numbers. They will then receive an SMS with the login details.
Both Rajiv Chowk and Kashmere Gate are among the most congested metro stations in Delhi and thus it would be interesting to see how the network handles such heavy usage.