Delhi Metro launches free WiFi services on Airport Line

The Delhi Metro on Thursday launched free high-speed WiFi services in train coaches on its Airport Express Line, the first such facility in any country in the South Asian region, officials said.

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The Airport Line on the Delhi Metro has six stations – New Delhi, Shivaji Stadium, Dhaula Kuan, Delhi Aerocity, IGI Airport and Dwarka Sector 21. You can use the free WiFi while you are commuting between these stations over 22.7 kms.

The WiFi facility, with 2 Mbps speed, inside train coaches on the Airport Line was launched by DMRC chief Mangu Singh in a running train on the Airport Express Line.

The DMRC plans to extend the facility to Lines 1-6. WiFi facility is already available on platforms of the Blue Line and the Airport Express Line, officials said .At present underground metro train WiFi facility is available in Russia, South Korea and China. This is the first such facility in India and the South Asian region,” a senior official said.

Here’s what you need to do to log in and start browsing:

1.Go to your WiFi settings from the smartphone menu and look for “METROWIFI_FREE”. Log in.

2.Once you log in there will be a prompt for you to sign in to “METROWIFI_FREE”. You need to click on the notification and put in your phone number.

3.Once you do that you will get an OTP sent to your phone. Type in the OTP on the sign-in page and you are good to go.

This free WiFi service from Delhi Metro is available at all of the 50 stations on the Blue Line. DMRC first launched WiFi services in the six metro stations on the Airport Express Line in 2016. In 2017 they followed it up with offering WiFi on the Blue Line.

Delhi Metro plans to introduce free Wi-Fi in metro coaches of other corridors as well in the future so you might just need to wait a bit.

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