Pakistan Railways to install free WiFi at stations and passenger trains

By Muneeb Ahmad on
August 15, 2016
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Pakistan Railways is going to set up WiFi hotspots at all divisional level Railway stations and on all passenger trains. The hot-spots will provide fast internet connectivity to passengers free of cost.

The Federal Minister Railways Khawaja Saad Rafique established a committee under DG(IT) Fahad Rehman and devised a plan of execution. The proposed plan tips completion within a time span of few weeks.

Preceding the set up of online ticketing system, the set up of WiFi facility has come under the current wave of the digital transformation of the department. The transformation included online ticketing, setting up of high-tech web gadgetry and WiFi services, and setting up teleconferencing facility at all divisional level railway stations.

It is not the first time, Pakistan Railways is going to offer such services. A couple of years back, Pakistan Railways started giving WiFi access on one of its business class trains, while last year one such service made its way to the “Green Line Train”. These type of digital transformations have now become essential for every department. The traditional means and procedures are now nearly obsolete because new ways provide much better and secured services. Pakistan needs to reap up with growing investments. A recent delegate from China included entrepreneurs from Railways department.

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