RailYatri now displays mobile network coverage for any train; Airtel tops in connectivity

Online portal and mobile app RailYatri on Tuesday said its new version displays the mobile network coverage for any train, so travellers can check and compare the mobile connectivity across various routes.

According to Rathi, Indians on an average use 4-5 apps during long train journeys. “With the network coverage feature, passengers now know what to expect along their train route. Armed with this information, they can make their calls or take decisions like downloading a movie or book for later consumption,” Manish Rathi, the app’s CEO and co-founder said in a statement.

The statement showed that among the major connection between metros, the Delhi-Howrah (Kolkata) route scored the highest at 88 percent network coverage, with mobile network service provider Airtel giving the widest coverage at 71 percent through the route.

“While at some routes the network connectivity ranges as high as 70-88 percent, at other places they could go as low as 20 percent , depending on the network providers available on that route,” Rathi said.

“The RailYatri data also captures the coverage by individual provider between stations. This awareness is definitely empowering the train traveller to make right choices at the right time.”

In the chart released by RailYatri, the mobile connectivity is maximum on the Delhi - Kolkata route at 88 percent and lowest on the Mumbai - Chennai and Mumbai - Bengaluru routes, at 58 percent. On all the routes, Airtel seems to be offering the most network coverage as compared to Vodafone, BSNL, Idea.

With inputs from IANS

Published Date: Apr 05, 2017 09:59 am | Updated Date: Apr 05, 2017 09:59 am