Indian Railways has set a new record by providing free Wi-Fi at 500 railway stations in the country in a span of just 7 days. Last month, RailTel which is a mini ratna CPSU under the Ministry of Railways, had provided free Wi-Fi across 1,000 railway stations in the country.
And seven days later, the agency expanded the service to 500 more railways stations with Northern Railways’ Sahibabad station becoming the 1500th station to get free Wi-Fi.
RailTel used RailWire, which is it’s broadband initiative that focuses on pure-play broadband and VPN services to provide internet connectivity to the masses, to provide free public WiFi across the country and achieve this feat. The PSU has tied up with Tata Trust for providing free WiFi at nearly 4,791 category B, C, D and E railway stations in the country.
The PSU has also partnered with Google to provide free public Wi-Fi across 400 railway stations in the country. Read More