Lucknow: In order to provide a push to government’s ‘Digital India’ campaign, Lucknow Metro has started providing free Wi-Fi facility to its ‘GoSmart’ card users at all its operational Metro stations. The facility will be available for the GoSmart card holders who register their card on Lucknow Metro’s website.
This free Wi-Fi service can be availed upon registering the GoSmart card at www.lmrcl.com. The passenger will have to provide basic information like Name, Mobile Number, Occupation and E-mail ID while registering the card.
After registering the card, the commuters will have to tap the GoSmart card on the marked card readers in the paid area of the Station. Upon tapping the card at the card readers, the passenger will receive a One-Time-Password (OTP) on their registered mobile number. This OTP can be used to sign in to the free Wi-Fi network.
The free internet facility (free Wi-Fi) can be used in the paid area of the stations i.e. at the concourse level and at the platform level of the station. This free service will be available for 30 minutes session initially. Free Wi-Fi means free internet usage through mobile, laptop, tablet etc. and implies saving money to the common people. Those who need internet connectivity but can’t afford will be at advantage in the Metro system by using the free Wi-Fi.
Students and youth can benefit largely from Free Wi-Fi. They can refer to e-books and online learning methods while travelling. With advent of several online shopping sites and a surge in online booking of trains, flights, movie tickets etc., this advantage can be used at maximum by the Metro travellers.
For providing this facility to all ‘GoSmart’ users, Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) has tied up with M/s Sikka Broadband Pvt Ltd. Sikka Broadband Pvt Ltd. (formerly known as Gomti Cables Network) is a Government of India licensed ISP (Internet Service Provider) and is already providing a host of Internet services to the citizen of Uttar Pradesh.
Shri Kumar Keshav, Managing Director/LMRC said “GoSmart cards provide an excellent facility of free W-Fi at Metro stations in addition to 10% discount on each journey.” He, therefore, requested Metro commuters to purchase and use GoSmart cards more and more for saving their time and ease in commuting frequently.
Shri Tony Sikka, Managing Director, M/s Sikka Broadband Pvt Ltd. also expressed his happiness and said “We are delighted to be associated with Lucknow Metro Rail Corporation (LMRC) in this digital campaign of the government”.