Less than a month after starting its services, the Mumbai Metro announced today that it would be providing Wi-Fi connectivity across all its stations. Earlier this week, the metro had faced a lot of flak for water leakage in one of its compartments.
Unfazed, the Metro authority announced its new service on the micro blogging site Twitter today saying, “Network problems while travelling? Not Anymore! The Mumbai Metro now has W-Fi!”.
Network problems while travelling? Not Anymore! The Mumbai Metro now has Wi-Fi! pic.twitter.com/jrtwSG7hOQ
— Mumbai Metro (@MumMetro) July 3, 2014
The Wi-Fi connectivity is available at all the 12 metro stations and commuters can now surf the net, mail, tweet or download while at the stations on their laptops, tablets or smart phones. Those interested in using the new service would get the first 15 minutes of usage everyday, for free as an introductory offer.
However, to stay online for more time, commuters will have to buy introductory coupons for Rs 100, which will allow them Wi-Fi access for 180 hours. These coupons would be valid for six months from the day of purchase. The introductory offer is valid only for the first 5000 buyers and the coupons can be purchased from customer care centres at the metro stations.
Speaking to dna, a Mumbai Metro spokesperson, said: “Mumbai Metro is facilitating its commuters with Wi-Fi connection and around 1000 commuters have already used the Wi-Fi network. Wi-Fi connectivity in trains is slated to be provided by the end of the month.” The MMOPL has tied up with You-broadband to provide the connectivity.
The Mumbai Metro had began its services from Versova to Ghatkopar on 7 June this amid much political drama.
What to do if you want to avail the Wi-Fi Service
1) To Log on to the internet, users would have to select Wi-Fi @ Mum Metro
2) When a user opens the browser, it will automatically direct to the Youbroadband registration page.
3) Commuters seeking the Wi-Fi access are required to register on the page by providing details like their names, phone numbers etc. and then send an SMS to an authorised number given on the website to authenticate themselves.
— Mumbai Metro (@MumMetro) July 4, 2014