Kolkata: Commuters in the Kolkata Metro railway - India’s oldest underground tube rail - will at last be able to use their mobile phones when the trains run inside the tunnel.
Despite the city getting mobile connectivity way back in the 1990s, the network was long silent inside the metro tunnels. But not any more.
The Kolkata Metro, which began its journey October 24, 1984, has decided to introduce the Global System for Mobile Communications-Railways (GSM-R) technology which would enable the commuters to receive mobile connectivity inside the tunnel.
“First we will use it on a trial basis in our work. We are at an advanced stage. It will help in improving communication between the motorman and the control room in the tunnels,” Kolkata Metro’s Deputy General Manager Protyush Ghosh said.
“In the next stage, we will give the bandwidth to the mobile service operators so that commuters can avail of the facility.” Ghosh said.
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Raipur: Chhattisgarh Chief Minister Raman Singh will resume his Vikas Yatra today from the Congress-held Arang assembly seat in Raipur district.
Singh will address a series of meetings from his Vikas Rath at Arang, Nawapara, Abhanpur, Boriyakala and Mana. He will unveil development works totalling Rs.808 crore Monday in a bid to woo voters as the BJP eyes a third consecutive assembly poll victory.