New Delhi: Delhi Metro commuters can now access the internet using free high-speed Wi-Fi at all of its Yellow Line stations, as the DMRC launched the installation on Sunday. The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation, in association with a technology consortium, is working to introduce this facility to metro trains (in addition to the Airport Express line) also within a year, officials said.
In January 2020, the city carrier launched a high-speed WiFi installation inside train cars on the airport line that connects New Delhi and Dwarka Sector 21 stations.
This was the first such installation in a country in the South Asian region.
The 22.7 km chicest line of the Delhi Metro system has six stations: New Delhi, Shivaji Stadium, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi Aerocity, IGI Airport and Dwarka Sector 21.
The coronavirus pandemic hit the national capital in March 2020 and Delhi metro services have long been interrupted due to its impact.
âThe DMRC on a trial basis had introduced a free WiFi service in the trains of its airport line, which were suspended due to the constraints induced by Covid in 2020, and are now in the process of being restored within 10 to 15 minutes. next days. “the DMRC said in a statement.
In its efforts to continually improve the travel experience of its commuters, Delhi Metro has successfully introduced the installation of free broadband WiFi service at all Yellow Line or Line 2 metro stations, from Samaypur Badli to downtown HUDA), officials said, adding that work was underway to expand the facility to stations in other corridors in the network.
This high-speed service on the yellow line will prove to be a special boon for students traveling to and from the University of Delhi’s North Delhi campus, the DMRC said.
This service, coinciding with the festival season, was launched on this line which consists of 37 metro stations, and operates mainly underground through one of the most congested parts of the city, covering outside Delhi , north Delhi through central Delhi and south Delhi and finally Gurgaon, officials said.
More than 330 access points have been installed at those 37 stations to provide uninterpreted Internet access to commuters, the DMRC said.
In addition to providing free Wi-Fi at metro stations in its network, the DMRC, in association with Techno Sat Comm, is working to introduce this facility to metro trains as well within a year, according to the press release.
Upgrading and installing desired access points is a fairly difficult task in already operational trains, officials said.
To access high-speed Internet access at stations on the yellow line, a passenger must connect to the âOUI DMRC FREE WIFIâ network.
After that, he or she will need to enter the phone number and email id and an OTP (One Time Password) will be sent to the cell phone number by SMS. Once the connection is successful, the commuter can take advantage of the free Wi-Fi service.
Passengers will be able to enjoy all standard internet applications such as email, Facebook, YouTube, Google search, WhatsApp, video and audio calls, etc. after connecting to the network.
The free high-speed OUI DMRC WiFi connectivity is already available at all blue line stations in the metro network, officials said.
The blue line (Dwarka Sector 21-Noida Electronic City / Vaishali) consists of 50 metro stations in which more than 400 access points are placed by the DMRC while the Airport Express line has been provided with more than 50 points of access. ‘access to provide uninterrupted Internet access, the statement said.
With the launch of high-speed Wi-Fi at all stations on the yellow line, “OUI DMRC Free WI-Fi” is now available at 94 stations, including interchange facilities at the New Delhi metro station in the network, officials said.
This free Wi-Fi service is provided by a consortium led by M / S Techno Sat Comm, the DMRC said.
The helpline can be contacted – 9541693693 – if problems are encountered accessing free WIFI services at metro stations on all of these lines, he said.