New Delhi, Dec 3: Waiting for trains will no longer be boring at the New Delhi Railway station as Delhi's busiest station will get a Wi-Fi facility from Thursday.
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate this facility which is aimed at providing faster and easier internet at the New Delhi Railway station.
According to a media report, the initiative is being implemented by a railway PSU, Rail Tel - which provides telecom infrastructure.
Railways official said that the trial run has been completed at all platforms and now various aspects like free time limit and charges for the facility are being finalised.
Bangalore City railway station was the first in the country to have its own Wi-Fi network. The Wi-Fi facility for the passengers was started this October.
According to report, the Wi-Fi facility will be free in the first 30 minutes and after that the user can purchase more browsing time using credit card or by buying a scratch card from Wi-Fi help desk.
RailTel has started operation of its cyber cafes, branded as 'Cyber Express'' at 21 stations. These include New Delhi, Chandigarh, Bangalore, Ernakulam, Mysore, Vijayawada, Hyderabad, Guntur, Coimbatore, Howrah, Puri, Ahmedabad and Nagpur.
Former Railway Minister DV Sadananda Gowda in the rail budget this year had promised to provide high-speed Wi-Fi internet facility to rail passengers. Indian Railways has plans to introduce Wi-Fi facility across 400 railway station across the country.