The Indian Railways plans to introduce free Wi-Fi at 6,485 railway stations in the next 100 days. Wi-Fi services have already been installed at 1,603 stations and authorities claim that the remaining 4,882 stations will be covered within the specified time frame.
This proposal was made in the 100-day plan prepared by the Indian Railways.
A railway official said, “The IR’s subsidiary RailTel, in a tie-up with Tata Trust, is providing the WiFi under the name RailWire. It focuses on broadband and VPN services to provide free internet connectivity. Only the halt stations where passengers are far and few in between, will not have this facility.”
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According to the system, the user will be directed to the RailWire homepage, where they will have to enter their mobile number to receive an OTP. Once the authentication is done, they can access free Wi-Fi for up to 30 min/day at a speed of 50 Mbps.