Delhi Metro has introduced the free high-speed WiFi service facility in all Metro stations of its Yellow Line (i.e., Line-2 from HUDA City Centre to Samaypur Badli) from Sunday (17 October).
This service, coinciding with the start of festival season, is launched on this Line, which consists of 37 Metro stations and runs mostly underground through one of the most congested parts of Delhi, covering outer Delhi, north Delhi through central Delhi and south Delhi and finally Gurugram.
More than 330 access points have been installed at these 37 stations to provide uninterpreted internet access to the commuters.
Delhi Metro said that this high-speed free WiFi service would prove to be a special boon to students travelling to and from the North Delhi Campus of Delhi University.
Passengers will be able to use standard internet applications like Email, Facebook, Google Search, WhatsApp, Video and Audio calls etc., by simply logging into the network.
Delhi Metro Rail Corporation's (DMRC) Free High-Speed WiFi connectivity is already available on all Blue Line and Airport Express Line stations.
The Blue Line (Dwarka Sector 21 to Noida Electronic City/Vaishali) consists of 50 metro stations wherein over 400 access points are placed by DMRC to provide uninterpreted internet access whereas, Airport Express Line (New Delhi Railway Station to Dwarka Sector 21, linking Indira Gandhi International Airport) consisting of six stations has been provided with over 50 access points to offer uninterpreted internet access.
Apart from providing free WiFi at the Metro stations across its network, DMRC, in association with Techno Sat Comm, plans to introduce this facility inside Metro trains in a year from here on.
"Upgrading and installing the desired access points is quite a challenging task in already operational trains. 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 official statement said.