Now, You can surf seamlessly on internet while in train

Yes, that’s possible, as the Indian Railways is now going to have Ku band connectivity

Indian Railways has finally received the clearance from ISRO for using the satellite for the purpose, so surfing the net in train, without a data card will soon become a reality. It will be for the first time that internet will be operational in moving trains through satellite. Though it was proposed by railways two years back but it couldn’t get the ISRO clearance. As getting clearance from ISRO for such purposes is mandatory.

Indian Train
Indian Train

As per the proposal, three rakes of Howrah Rajdhani will be uplinked with satellite for facilitating internet in coaches on a pilot basis. Since, it is on pilot basis there will be no internet charges for the users.

This work will be done by a Mumbai based company, under the provisions, an antenna will be installed on the locomotives of the train and coaches will be linked through wi-fi connectivity.

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