New Delhi: The Delhi Metro Rail Corporation (DMRC) has installed network boosters on the Pink and the Magenta lines to ensure uninterrupted mobile services. An official said,”We conducted successful trials throughout July and now even in the underground section of both the lines, mobile connectivity is available.”
- The 58 km long Pink Line has 38 stations, of which 11 are underground.
- The 38k long Magenta Line has 25 stations, of which 23 are underground.
- The problem of mobile connectivity is particularly high on these two routes, compared to the older corridors.
- The Delhi Metro‘s total operational network has now expanded to over 343 km, with multiple corridors, and has 250 stations with its footprints in various cities neighbouring Delhi.
- An average of about 28 lakh commuters use the Delhi Metro every day.
- With the network boosters, commuters can now enjoy high speed WiFi on the move at Magenta Line and Pink Line metro routes.
- After conducting trials of the high speed network boosters, the DMRC will make the move public as soon as possible.
- 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.
- 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.