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After Railway Stations, WiFi Facility Will Be Available Onboard Trains, Says Piyush Goyal

Indian Railways passengers will be able to access WiFi onboard trains as after stations, railway plans to extend this facility in trains.

According to Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal, soon WiFi services will be available onboard trains.

The Railway minister has said in 3-4 years, WiFi services will be extended in trains, however, railways have to big heavily to create infrastructure for the same.

At present, more than 5,000 stations have WiFi facility, while the railway plans to extend the service to all 6,500 by the end of 2020.

Railways believe that once the WiFi facility is available onboard trains, it will not only add to ease of passengers but also help in real-time monitoring of CCTV footage as its live feed will directly go to the police stations.

The railway minister also added that in the next 3-4 years, railways will be 100% electrified.

Earlier, Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said that Indian Railways will connect the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari before 15th August, 2022.

While speaking at the launch of 2nd Vande Bharat Express from Delhi to Katra, Piyush Goyal said, “Indian Railways will connect the country from Kashmir to Kanyakumari before 15th August, 2022.”

Union Home Minister Amit Shah and Union Railway Minister Piyush Goyal flagged off Delhi-Katra Vande Bharat train on October 3, 2019 from Delhi.

Several other ministers also attended the event including Union Minister for Health & Family Welfare, Harsh Vardhan, and Minister of State in PMO, Jitendra Singh.―DNA India

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