If you're a frequent traveller on the Delhi Metro, then you'd know how painful it is when you're talking to someone on the phone or just browsing through social media, and the train goes into an underground tunnel. Within no time, the network connectivity is cut off and you're left standing there, looking around only to realize that other people have met a similar fate.
Well, not any more! Delhiites won’t have to worry about connection drops in underground tunnels. With these new network boosters you can now enjoy high speed WiFi on the move at Magenta Line and Pink Line metro routes.
The issue of lack of network or connectivity while underground had been plaguing the metro riders for a very long time. Though several metro stations have made use of routers that allow for internet usage, it was not extended to the trains themselves.
As part of this, the DMRC has set up network boosters, so that people can enjoy continuous connectivity no matter where they are. The network boosters send out mobile connection bands which strengthen the signal on your phone. In addition to that, they also provide WiFi, which is a bonus touch.
The development comes following the complaints from travellers that the connectivity on these two routes (which are largely underground) was absolutely abysmal. After conducting trials of the high speed network boosters, the DMRC will make the move public as soon as possible.
Frequent users of the Pink and Magenta Lines will be the ones to benefit the most. With the capacity to be connected on the move, they’ll certainly get more time to finish whatever online work they have.
With 23 underground routes on the Magenta Line and 11 underground routes on the Pink Line, network boosters for these metro routes were much needed. DMRC has stated that following the response from travellers on this development, they’ll extend it to other routes as well.
In fact, the DMRC already has a slew of other developments planned. On the Blue Line and Violet Line, they aim to install mobile towers along the metro train tracks- which will ensure even better connectivity on overhead tracks.