During the Rail Budget announcement back in February, Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal had revealed plans to introduce free Wi-Fi on select trains. TheBusinessLine has now posted a report saying that the free Wi-Fi service will be launched today on the New Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani. Also Read - IRCTC now let's you book Indian Railways ticket, but pay later: Here's how
The Wi-Fi service is being provided to allow passengers to browse the Internet, check emails, chat or use YouTube when in the train. Porn and other illegal sites though will be blocked by default. Passengers will have to provide their mobile number or their PNR number to receive a password through SMS, which will give them access to the Wi-Fi network. A speed of 4Mbps is being offered which will be shared among the passengers.
The Railway Ministry plans to offer free WI-Fi services on 50 other trains by the end of this year which will include the Rajdhanis, the Shatabdis and the Duronto express trains among others.