The Railway Ministry is planning to provide Wi-Fi facility inside the trains in the next four-and-a-half years.
Along with passenger convenience, this move will also boost security by allowing the police to track the live CCTV feed from every train compartment.
In a statement, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said, “It is a more complicated technology subject. Giving Wi-Fi in running trains requires investment… Towers need to be put and there has to be equipment inside trains. In this, we might have to bring in foreign technology and investors.”
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At present, Wi-Fi facility is available at around 5150 railway stations in the country. The Ministry plans to extend the service across 6500 stations by the end of next year.