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Good news for metro commuters! Delhi Metro to soon offer free WiFi service

The more comforting journey ahead for the Delhi metro commuters as metro will soon have free WiFi. You will soon be able to enjoy the hassle-free journey and uninterrupted network while travelling in the metro.

As per the new plan by DMRC, Delhi metro trains and stations will have the facility of free WiFi. This service will begin by the end of this year, as per a spokesperson. The service will be provided for free and without any restriction on the download speed and traffic volume.

To run the WiFi service across Delhi Metro a two-level network mechanism has to be followed

  • The first level will have a T2T (train to the tunnel) radio network which passes the signal from the base stations inside a tunnel to the portable base stations inside the head cars.
  • The second level will have an inner-train network which transmits signal from the WAP (Wireless Access Points) in each car to the user’s devices.

The target speed of the WiFi service will reach up to 300 Mbit per second per train. Also however the download speed for a particular user depends on the network load at that moment.  DMRC is planning to spread the free WiFi service across all lines including the Delhi Metro Airport Express line.

In the beginning, Delhi Metro Magenta Line, which runs between Janakpuri West-Botanical Garden, and the Delhi Metro Pink Line, which runs between Majlis Park and Shiv Vihar, will have the WiFi service.

For those unaware, Delhi Metro Airport Express Line was the first to provide WiFi service at six of its station in 2016. The second corridor to provide this service was Delhi Metro Blue Line which runs between Dwarka-Noida City Centre/Vaishali to passengers at its 50 stations in 2017.

Delhi Metro Airport Express will start providing the WiFi facility inside moving trains by the end of this year, while a yellow line of Delhi metro that runs between Samaypur Badli-HUDA city centre is expected to get the WiFi service at all its station by the end of the year.

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