Railway Minister, Mr Suresh Prabhu inaugurated free Wi-Fi services at 28 railway stations on the Konkan Railway line.
Konkan Railways has collaborated with Joister, a well-known internet service provider, for offering Wi-Fi services at these railway stations. In order to access the internet services, a user has to open the Joispot mobile app and register by using their mobile number and name for requesting an OTP (One Time Password).
Unlimited Wi-Fi access will be provided at 28 stations in Kolad to Madure route with a speed of 2 Mbps and the system will provide this facility to about 100 and 300 users at smaller and bigger stations, respectively.
Mr Suresh Prabhu also inaugurated improved passenger amenities and facilities at Chiplun and Kudal stations. The services at Chiplun railway station included additional 30 m stretch of conventional shelter at platform no 2, more concrete platform benches, 15 modular shelters, extra bio-toilet units and renovated waiting hall at the station.
“We are launching free Wi-Fi facility at the railway stations across the country under the Digital India campaign. CEO of Google Sundar Pichai too has shown interest in this project… We are committed to enhance and enrich the passenger comfort across the Indian Railway and believe that we would do it,” said Mr Prabhu.
Through our network, we have now started 24-hours free Wi-Fi with 2 Mbps and it will cover the station entrance and the surrounding area with unlimited data download,” said Nikunj Kampani, CMD of Joister Infoserve.
List of Railway Stations with Wi-Fi Services