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Wi-Fi Broadband Services at New Delhi Railway Station
Dec 10, 2014

The Indian Railways has started Wi-Fi Broadband Services at New Delhi Railway Station. The Wi-Fi project on Indian Railways is being executed by RailTel, a Public Sector Undertaking of the Ministry of Railways. Wi-Fi facility which is being given at New Delhi station today will be extended to the other stations and also in running trains.

The Wi-Fi facility is to be provided at 75 A-1 category stations within a period of 12 months. On trial basis, the facility is to be launched at Agra, Ahmedabad and Varanasi by end of 2014 and at Howrah, Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus, Mumbai and Secunderabad by January 2015.

Installing the Wi-Fi follows some very simple steps:

  • First switch On Wi-Fi on your mobile.

  • Choose Wi-Fi network- RailWire which is free.

  • Open browser

  • Enter mobile number to register.

  • After registration, you will get one time password (OTP) via SMS.

  • You are now ready to log in for surfing.

  • The RailWire powered Wi-Fi will give maximum speed of 1 mbps.

  • Wi-Fi facility shall be available to the users free of cost initially for a period of 30 minutes by registering on the Wi-Fi network through their mobile.

  • For usage beyond 30 minutes, the user may purchase scratch cards, which will be made available at the 24x7 Wi-Fi Help Desks in the concourse on Paharganj and Ajmeri Gate side of station adjoining platform no. 1 and 16 respectively.

  • These cards are priced at Rs. 25 for 30 minutes and Rs. 35 for 1 hour and are valid through 24 hours.


The Wi-Fi facility is being executed by RailTel with a Gigabit Ethernet network using Optic Fibre Cable (OFC) in a ring. 22 such GE switches deliver to 60 numbers of Wireless Access Points (WAP), which are commissioned strategically at all 16 platforms including concourse area. OFC cable has been laid in all the platforms at New Delhi Station, including Foot Over Bridge (FOB) and concourse. The total cost of the project is Rs. 50 lakh and an amount of Rs. 16 lakh will be spent annually to run the facility.


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