Chennai: The Chennai Metro Rail has planned to provide free wi-fi facility at stations by the end of the year and in trains by mid next year.
When the facility is made available, it will attract a lot of commuters, according to sources in CMRL (Chennai Metro Rail Ltd).
An official said,“We have not considered levying charges for wi-fi services as yet. At least during the initial period it will be free. Currently, our focus is to start wi-fi services in the elevated stations and then it will be introduced in the underground stretch too. This we should be able to complete by the end of the year; the work on it has started already.”
He added, soon after that, the focus will be to provide wi-fi in trains.
Metro’s in other cities like Delhi started offering wi-fi facility in its stations long ago.