05/08/2021 04:05 PM | Click to read full article
No fast and free internet facility inside trains! Indian Railways has dropped its plan to provide free Wi-Fi based internet inside trains as it was not cost effective.
Union Railway Minister Ashwini Vaishnaw, has said, the technology of satellite communication was capital intensive with recurring costs in the form of bandwidth charges and thus, the facility was not cost effective. Also, the availability of internet bandwidth to train passengers was inadequate.