New Delhi, May 21: Though Kejriwal-led Delhi govt had said that the national capital will get full wifi coverage by February 2016, but some Delhi Metro stations would become wifi zones very soon.
Five Delhi Metro stations have been identified for setting up of the services initially. "The stations are Rajiv Chowk, Kashmere Gate, Vishwavidyalaya, Central Secretariat and Hauz Khas," a senior official of the DMRC said.
"As per the MoU, the installation of the equipments is expected to be completed within the next seven months," the statement said.
"Delhi Metro is exploring the possibilities of introducing WiFi based internet facilities at its stations as well as trains. This MoU is the first step towards that direction," it added.
According to the statement, Rail Tel shall conduct the necessary surveys, install equipments and carry out maintenance of the installed infrastructure.
"As per the Memorandum of Understanding, the installation of the equipment is expected to be completed within the next seven months," he said. RailTel shall conduct the necessary surveys, install equipment and carry out maintenance of the installed infrastructure. Asked if it will be a free or paid service, the official said.
"Those modalities will be worked out once the infrastructure is in place." The facility would be available at these stations only and not inside the trains. "Later trains may be included."
"DMRC is exploring the possibilities of introducing wifi-based Internet facilities at its metro stations as well as trains. This MoU is the first step towards that direction," the official said.
(With inputs from agencies)