Wi fi internet connectivity in superfast trains

Wi fi internet connectivity in superfast trains

GOVERNMENT OF INDIA
MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS
RAJYA SABHA
UNSTARRED QUESTION NO-2328

ANSWERED ON-12.12.2014

Wi fi internet connectivity in superfast trains

2328 . SHRIMATI AMBIKA SONI

(a) the progress of providing wi-fi internet connectivity in all superfast trains in the Indian Railways;

(b) the number of superfast trains to be covered with wi-fi by the end of the Financial Year and the details thereof;

(c) by what time, all the trains in superfast category will be covered; and

(d) the estimated cost to be incurred for the above project?

ANSWER

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

(SHRI MANOJ SINHA)

(a)Railways have provided Wi-Fi facility in Howrah-New Delhi, Howrah Rajdhani Express (3 rakes) as a pilot project in April 2013 using satellite communication technology for continuous connectivity. A work of provision of Wi-Fi facility in 50 rakes of Rajdhani, Shatabdi and Duranto category trains has been included in Works Programme 2013-14. Initially, as phase I, one Rajdhani Express train and Shatabdi Express (Total 5 rakes) are planned.

(b)By the end of current Financial Year, agency to execute the work in 5 rakes will be finalised.

(c)Currently there is no plan to provide Wi-Fi facility in all trains in Superfast category.

(d)The estimate approximate cost on providing Wi-Fi facility in 50 rakes of Rajdhani/Shatabdi and Duranto Category train is 98.6 crores.

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