Wifi services in trains
GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
QUESTION NO 4145
ANSWERED ON 07.04.2017
WiFi services in trains
4145 Dr. Pradeep Kumar Balmuchu
Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to satate :-
(a) whether it is a fact that the Ministry is planning to provide Wi-Fi services to passengers in trains; and
(b) if so, the details thereof ?
MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
(SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)
(a) & (b): As a pilot project, Railways have provided Wi-Fi in Howrah – New Delhi – Howrah Rajdhani Express using Satellite communication technology. This technology is very capital intensive with recurring costs in form of bandwidth charges.
Thus Railways are exploring various cost effective technologies to provide Wi-Fi in moving trains. Once such a technology is available, decision to extend Wi-Fi facility in trains will be taken.