Very soon you will be able to access internet in trains without a data card. Railways have got the much-awaited clearance from space agency ISRO for using the satellite for the purpose.
The Indian Space Research Organisation (ISRO) has given the clearance for using the frequency from KU band for using the satellite for Internet, said a senior Railway Ministry official, adding it will be for the first time that Internet will be operational in moving trains through satellite.
As per the proposal, three rakes of Howrah Rajdhani will be uplinked with satellite for facilitating Internet in coaches on a pilot basis.If the pilot project becomes successful then other trains will also be linked with satellite for Internet purpose.
So how will this work?
=>Custom-made antenna will be installed on the locomotives of the train
=>Coaches will be linked through Wi-Fi connectivity
=>Passenger will get a password in his mobile phone after dialling a number given by the TTE.
=>The passenger can make the Internet operational with the use of the password.