Published On: Fri, Jul 22nd, 2016

All Rajdhani, Shatabdi , Duronto category trains will be provided with Wi-Fi facility

The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu interacting with the media after inspecting the newly developed Deendayalu Coach, at New Delhi Railway Station on July 19, 2016. The Minister of State for Railways, Shri Rajen is also seen.

The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu interacting with the media after inspecting the newly developed Deendayalu Coach, at New Delhi Railway Station on July 19, 2016.
The Minister of State for Railways, Shri Rajen is also seen.

New Delhi: 12301/12302 Howrah – New Delhi – Howrah Rajdhani Express is provided with Wi-Fi facility. This train travels over Eastern, East Central, North Central and Northern Railway covering the States of West Bengal, Jharkhand, Bihar, Uttar Pradesh and Delhi.

Satellite Communication technology used in 12301/12302 Howrah – New Delhi – Howrah Rajdhani Express is capital intensive with annual recurring costs in the form of bandwidth charges.

A pilot project to provide Wi-Fi facility in 6 rakes of Rajdhani and Shatabdi trains has been undertaken to explore cost effective solution. All Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duronto category trains will be provided with Wi-Fi facility after identifying suitable cost effective technology.

This Press Release is based on information given by the Minister of State (Independent Charge) of the Ministry of Communications and Minister of State for Railways in a written reply to a question in Rajya Sabha on 22.07.2016 (Friday).

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