Metro is changing the phase of Kochi drastically by spreading the verses of development to all areas and spheres from transportation to connectivity, and eventually the lives of people in the city. The Metro rail company has already initiated setting up Wi-fi systems in KURTC’s low floor air-conditioned buses. The commuters are offered unlimited internet connectivity at present.
As a second step, an application will be accessible very soon to know the bus timing, location, seat availability and all relevant details with regard to the travel. As soon as you enter, and connect to the available Wi-fi network, you will get a move box signal from where you have to answer Metro’s questionnaire. Your name, mobile number and email address will have to be submitted and the next set of following questions can be selected from another dropdown menu. The questions are as follow: What is the purpose of the journey? How is the W-fi? What equipment are you using? Once you are done with these questions you can connect directly to the Wi-fi network Metro offers. And there you go with free access to any websites. To provide the Wi-Fi facility without any interruption, eight service providers are pressed into services.
According to Metro officials, the facilities should be considered as a journey planner, which will enhance the travelling experience of commuters. They also added that once the pilot programme turns out to be a hit among the public it will be introduced in a larger platform. The facilities are likely to be implemented in private buses also.