More Power to Indian Railways! After Mumbai Central, Bhubaneswar Station becomes the second station in the country to have free Wi-Fi service, benefiting around 1.5 lakh visitors on an everyday basis.
After its collaboration with RailTel, the telecom arm of the Indian Railways, Google has rolled out free Wi-Fi service to key railway stations including Bhopal, Ranchi, Raipur, Vijayawada, Kachiguda (Hyderabad), Ernakulam Jn (Cochin) and Vishakhapatnam, which will enable 1.5 million users to access Wi-Fi daily. Google has plans to utilise the 45,000 km laid out pan-India optic fibre network for its Wi-Fi service.
Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has announced that similar service will made available at all 100 A1 and A railway stations this year itself. Even Puri and Cuttack Railway Station will be brought under the project and initiatives would be taken to make sure Puri Station has free Wi-Fi service before the famous car festival.
It is believed that that this project will definitely be the largest publicly accessible high-speed Wi-Fi network in the India, and the service will be made available to 400 railway stations across the country.
The big project aims at delivering to 10 million Indians every day by the end of this year, covering 100 busiest train stations in the country.
With the free high-speed Wi-Fi service in place, both travellers waiting at the stations and visitors passing through these stations would be able to easily download a game, book or stream an HD (high definition) video conveniently. Those travelling to a city for the first time would also be able to research and do their homework well.
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