Starting from today, you will be able to browse free Wi-Fi when traveling on Delhi Metro’s Airport Express Line. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has launched a free high-speed internet facility on Airport Express Line. This is the first time Delhi Metro is providing WiFi services in moving trains. Delhi Metro Rail Corporation’s managing director Mangu Singh unveiled the free Wi-Fi facility today.
The facility titled “Oui DMRC Free Wi-Fi” will be available on all six stations of the Airport Express Line. As of now passengers will be able to log in simply by searching for Wi-Fi options and log into “Oui DMRC Free Wi-Fi”. DMRC aims to extend this facility to all the stations of the Metro network gradually.
To access the high-speed internet facility, the passenger has to log on to “METROWIFI_FREE” network. One needs to enter his/her phone number and an OTP will be sent to the mobile number. Once the login is successful, the commuter can enjoy the free Wi-Fi service throughout the journey.
Stretched over 22.7 kilometers, the Delhi Metro network has six stations. The Delhi airport metro line was launched in 2011, through a public-private partnership with Reliance Infrastructure as the operating partner. In 2013, Reliance Infrastructure quit the partnership and DMRC took over the operations.
Delhi Metro first launched ‘Free Wi-Fi’ facilities at six metro stations on Airport Express Line in 2016. Next year, Delhi Metro started free high-speed Wi-Fi service at all 50 stations of its blue line service. Passengers can search the Wi-Fi options and log into ‘Our DMRC Free Wi-Fi’ to avail the service. Commuters can use standard internet applications inside the station premises like email, Facebook, Google, video chat as well as live streaming of cricket and football matches, etc, said DMRC.
Delhi Metro plans to introduce free Wi-Fi in metro coaches of other corridors as well in future. DMRC has tied up with a with a consortium led by Techno Sat Communications to provide free Wi-Fi facilities at metro stations. It has been providing free WiFi service at Delhi Metro since 2016.