UPSTRC to provide wi-fi service in air-conditioned buses

Uttar Pradesh roadways has decided to provide Wi-Fi to passengers using the low cost air-conditioned bus service 'Janrath', but the internet service will not be free.

"In the first phase, Uttar Pradesh State Road Transport Corporation will equip its 10 air-conditioned 'Janrath' buses with Wi-Fi systems for which it has signed a contract with a private telecom service provider," said Ashok Kumar Shrotriya, additional regional manager of UPSRTC.

Passengers will be charged an additional 20% for internet access and the charge will be included in the ticket price, he said, adding conductors would provide the password to passengers.

The UP government has sanctioned a contingent of 25 'Janrath' buses for Ghaziabad region for long routes, of which 10 have arrived. Two buses will start plying between Ghaziabad and Dehradun, six to Lucknow, and two to Haridwar regularly soon, Shrotriya said.

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