New Delhi, India railway station to go for wireless

Soon capital of India, New Delhi railway station will get a cyber cafe. The Indian Railways has decided to enable the capital's station with the wireless fidelity technology, known as Wi-Fi.

Delhi would be first city to get this facility. Later on, it would be extended to other prominent stations in the country. Government enterprise, Railtel, Airlink has collaborated with an American company Pronto to execute the project. The proposal has suggested that 5 to 10 per cent of broadband space be reserved so that passengers at the station can browse the Net for free. Initially, the plan will cover 50 stations across India while the final target is nearly 3,000 stations. According to official reports, the bandwidth would be strong,which is enough to download heavy files. Railtel will provide bandwidth with a strength of 5.8 megahertz and it will cover upto 200 to 300 metres. The Indian Railways is also working with British companies Digital Nomad and Red Network to introduce Wi-Fi on trains.