Free Wi-Fi now available at a total of 15 Indian railway stations

We Indians love free and love WiFi too. Here is good news for those living in given below list of 15 cities. Tech giants of the world are trying to provide high speed internet across the country. Google has aimed to give free WiFi services at 400 railway stations of India, it is getting closer to its goal. The very first station to get this facility was Mumbai Central in January. 

“The network is now live in 10 key stations across the country and will enable about 1.5 million people to access high-speed Internet service. We are scaling up our efforts to roll out the network quickly to cover some of smaller stations where connectivity is much more limited,” said Google India Head of Access Project, Gulzar Azad to PTI. “This project will be the largest publicly accessible high-speed WiFi network in the country, but our real hope is that this project will set new benchmarks in delivering a reliable and consistent network connectivity,” Azad added.

For additional information-

  • Bangalore city railway station (now, Bengaluru ) was the first Indian railway station to have free WiFi service, which was launched back in October 2014.
  • Delhi (New Delhi Railway Station ) joined the list of Indian railway stations offering Free WiFi service in December 2014.

Our honorable Railway minister, Suresh Prabhu will soon inaugurate the service to the new stations listed below- 

  • Ujjain
  • Jaipur
  • Patna
  • Guwahati
  • Allahabad

These above mentioned stations will soon be added to the already existing list of following railway stations having Free WiFi-

  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneshwar
  • Ernakulam Jn (Kochi )
  • Kacheguda (Hyderabad) 
  • Pune
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Vijayawada
  • Vishakhapatnam  
  • Mumbai Central

They are also aiming to expand the service to stations 

  • Dadar
  • Bandra Terminus
  • Churchgate , Thane
  • Kalyan
  • Panvel
  • Vashi
  • Kurla
  • Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus
  • Borivali
  • a few others soon to make a count of total 100 by 2016 end.   

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Google has been successful in deploying these services by use of the RailTels widespread fibre network which provides various internet services like RailWire. RailTel owns a pan-India optic fibre network of  half lacs kms exclusively on railway track. Google will utilize it for provoding its free WiFi. Google will set up the wireless area network (WAN) at the railway stations and take help of RailTel for the ISP. 

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