Chandigarh: Wi-Fi facility initiated at Chandigarh railway station is keeping passengers in searching mode despite entering required password. Passengers keep on refreshing websites but seldom connect to the world of internet. Wi-Fi project has started to derail even before it could be launched formally as at present the facility is provided on trial basis to passengers. During the reality check at railway station on Wednesday, Daily Post reporter after talking to passengers found surfing on mobile phones learnt that the they are not been able to gain access to websites.
Kamaljit and Amanpreet said that they have been trying to connect but all in vain. While waiting on railway station, two sisters from Jalandhar said, “We were quite happy to know that Wi-Fi facility has been initiated at Chandigarh railway station but are quite disappointed that we are not able to enjoy the services at all. We are frequent visitors to Chandigarh railway station as we both work at Delhi and have to change train at Chandigarh railway station for which we have to wait for hours for next train.”
The girls said that they did get the password after entering their PNR number but when they enter the password, they are not able connect to internet. Passengers sitting in waiting hall also complained about poor access of Wi-Fi. Not only commuters but railway employees working at station also face same problem and said that from past three days Wi-Fi is not responding properly.
One such railway employee, Sachin said, “I have been trying to gain access but all my efforts are going in vain as cannot surf internet.”Divisional Railway Manager (DRM) Dinesh Kumar said, “Wi-Fi is new concept at railway stations and has been installed recently. There may be some minor problems which will be addressed very soon.”
Wi-Fi project is being managed by RailTel, a public sector undertaking and Google. Officials said thecollaboration between RailTel and Google is responsible for offering Wi-Fi services at railway station. Wi-Fi service is free for first 30 minutes for 24 hours following which a user will be charged.
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