Metro service in Kolkata is mostly underground and hence, mobile connectivity is not available inside the tunnels. Good news for metro commuters as mobile connectivity will begin soon enough. Mobile connectivity inside tunnels of the Kolkata Metro railways is expected to be provided before pujas this year, an official statement said on Wednesday. “Mobile connectivity inside tunnels is expected to be provided before pujas 2016,” said the Kolkata Metro railways statement. Also Read - FIR filed against Twitter India again, now over child pornography content
The authority will increase the frequency of trains during evening peak hours from 8 minutes to 6 minutes while wifi facilities will be provided at 17 metro stations from Dum Dum to Tollygunj (Mahanayak Uttam Kumar) by June 15, it said. At present, Wi-Fi is available in two stations – Park Street and Maidan – only. Also Read - Mi Notebook Pro X to be Xiaomi's most expensive laptop yet, launch tomorrowAlso Read - Ola to offer free oxygen concentrators to the needy
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The city metro railway also said at present 278 services are available between Dum Dum to Tollygunj, but will go up to 300 from August after commissioning of the third platform.