With only 10 per cent work done in providing Internet connectivity at 8,500 stations by March 2019, the Indian Railways will reach out to both state-owned and private companies to fund the Wi-Fi project under the Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) head The public transporter has so far provided Wi-Fi connectivity at nearly 709 railway stations.
The RailTel has entered into an agreement with the Mahataa Information India Private Limited (MIIPL) for providing Wi-Fi at A1 and A category stations.
The cost of providing Wi-Fi facility at these high-footfall stations is shared by RailTel and MIIPL. The target of providing internet facility at these stations was also delayed due to logistics and technical issues.
Recently, Railway Minister Piyush Goyal expressed his concerns over the task at hand to complete the project. Read more