Railways Plans To Provide WiFi Connection At Railway Stations, Trains

Railways plans to provide WiFi connection at Railway Stations, Trains

ISLAMABAD, (UrduPoint / Pakistan Point News - 12th Augst,2016) : Pakistan Railways has planned for installing the devices, internet equipments and WiFi points at all Divisional Railway Stations and trains to provide better facilities to the passengers. "Passengers will shortly be able to use free internet services via WiFi while travelling with Pakistan Railways," official sources in the Ministry of Railways told APP on Friday. They said that after introduction of online ticket booking for Pakistan Railways, the department has now announced a new facility to make travel much easier on the directive of Minister for Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique. The facility will be available at major railway stations throughout the country and all of the passenger trains, the sources added.

In this regard, they said Railways Minister had also established a committee under the chairmanship of Director General Information Technology and asked to design a framework for the free WiFi project shortly. The sources said that these steps will improve the status of Pakistan Railways and make trains journey more pleasant and safer for the travellers. In 2012, Pakistan Railways had launched WiFi services on board its flagship business Express Train which run between Lahore and Karachi.

Last year, the national train operator announced that it would be offering WiFi on its newly re-branded Greenline Trains covering the 23 hour haul between Karachi and Islamabad.