New Delhi : There is good news for railway passengers. A lot of good initiatives are being initiated by the Railways. RailTel, a public enterprise of Indian Railways, started its prepaid Wi-Fi service from yesterday ie Thursday. Under this, passengers at 4,000 railway stations of the country will be able to use high-speed Internet service by making first payment. It will be known that RailTel is already providing free Wi-Fi service to 5,950 stations in the country, which can be used by any smartphone holder. For this, the user has to do OTP based verification.
Under the new prepaid scheme, users can access the internet at a speed of 1 Mbps for a maximum of 30 minutes daily. After this, users up to 34 Mbps speed will have to pay a very low fee. Please tell that RailTel CMD Puneet Chawla said that we have tested prepaid Wi-Fi at 20 stations in Uttar Pradesh and with the response and detailed testing, we are starting this scheme at more than 4,000 stations in India. We plan to connect all stations with Railwire Wi-Fi.
The data plan is designed in such a way that any users can choose according to their needs. Net-banking, e-wallet and credit card can be used for prepaid payment. It can also be purchased online. About three crore people were using this scheme every month before the epidemic. The prepaid WiFi service is expected to fetch an annual revenue of Rs 10-15 crores if the situation is normal and the number of passengers is same as before.
Indian Railways has issued a helpline number for the convenience of customers, i.e. from now on you can remove all your troubles and confusions through just one number. Railway has given this information through tweet. Railway has issued Rail Saadha Integrated Singer Helpline 139 by merging all its helpline numbers like 182 and 138. Indian Railways has written in the tweet that henceforth 138 and 182 helpline numbers have been merged. From now on, you will have to call 139 to take advantage of any railway facility or any kind of trouble. That is, you will need only one number for railway facilities from now on.