Do you travel by metro every day? If you do, especially by the ones that go underground, you know how much trouble it is when it comes to mobile signals. It feels like you’ve been cut off from the whole world. Missing important calls, not being able to work are just some of the problems we face while travelling in the metro.
Existing lines like Yellow, Violet, Blue and Airport Line and newly opened corridors including Magenta and Pink suffer from network outage in their underground stations. Thousands of commuters who use the lifeline of Delhi, often complain about losing connectivity and call drop on these lines while travelling underground. A survey by the Telecom Regulatory Authority of India (TRAI) also found that the problem exists in some elevated spots too in Yellow, Violet and Blue Lines.
After receiving numerous complaints from commuters, the DMRC has deployed a team of around 300 to boost network in these corridors. On the Magenta Line, work is being done on Kalkaji stretch and Janakpuri West route to increase connectivity. In newly opened Pink Line, work to improve connectivity is underway from Bhikaji Cama Place station to Hazrat Nizamuddin Metro station. Sources shared that work on these lines will be complete by February.
This lack of connectivity on certain stations still has staunch loyalists of Yellow Line taking this line to travel between Gurugram and Noida instead of the Magenta Line. Though Magenta Line has significantly reduced the travelling time between the two cities to 55 minutes, a lot of commuters still prefer Yellow Line. The reason being that of the 55-minute journey on Magenta corridor, commuters don’t have connectivity for 40 minutes at least due to lack of mobile boosters.
The mobile network is fully functional now on the Pink Line section between Majlis Park and Sir Vishveshwaraiah Moti Bagh metro stations and on Magenta Line section between Botanical Garden and Kalkaji Mandir metro stations.
So there you go. Now you will be able to get full mobile signals even while travelling underground! Let the music stream and let the talking never stop.
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