Internet offered to Indian rail passengers

Indian Railways, one of the largest rail networks in the world, is to offer Internet access to passengers travelling aboard luxury coaches from this month, the Times of India daily has said.

    The service will initially be limited to certain routes

    The Internet service will initially be limited to trains on the Delhi-Amritsar and Delhi Bhopal routes but is likely to be extended to other routes depending on demand, an official said.

    A cyber kiosk with at least two computers will be set up on the trains while "hot spots" that will enable passengers to plug in their laptops and gain instant access to the web will be created.

    The access will be provided through small antennas installed along the tracks which will link up the train through receptors mounted on the coaches.

    Indian Railways has extensively computerised its operations to deal with ticketing and information for passengers as well as to cope with the administration of its 63,140 kilometre-long network. 

    SOURCE: AFP


    YOU MIGHT ALSO LIKE

    How different voting systems work around the world

    How different voting systems work around the world

    Nearly two billion voters in 52 countries around the world will head to the polls this year to elect their leaders.

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    How Moscow lost Riyadh in 1938

    Russian-Saudi relations could be very different today, if Stalin hadn't killed the Soviet ambassador to Saudi Arabia.

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    The peace games: Dreaming big for South Sudan's youth

    A relatively new independence and fresh waves of conflict inspire a South Sudanese refugee to build antiwar video games.