Google launches free Wi-Fi at railway stations.
Google has launches free WiFi service for Ujjain, Jaipur, Patna, Guwahati and Allahabad railway stations.
Railways Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu will inaugurate this service at the stations soon. Google has also launched this service along with RailTel, which is also provides Internet services as RailWire. This free WiFi is available at 15 stations across this country, with also Mumbai Central being the first.
To access this internet with RailWire, you need also to connect to RailWire network from your WiFi settings, go to railwire.co.in from your browser, enter your mobile number in this WiFi login screen and request for OTP SMS. Once you have received the 4-digit OTP code, enter it in this login screen and press ‘Done’. You will see a checkmark and will be connected
Google will also extend the project to Dadar, Bandra Terminus , Churchgate, Thane, Kalyan, Panvel, Vashi, Kurla, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Borivali and a few others suburban stations in Mumbai.
“We’re seeing incredible usage of the Wi-Fi service across the stations and over 2.5 lakhs users are using the service every week, demonstrating more than 2x growth in less than a month. Backed by this response, Railtel and the Ministry of Railways has decided to extend the project to cover key suburban stations in Mumbai as well. ” said Gulzar Azad, Head of Access Programs, Google India.
This stations are equipped with Gigabit fiber backhaul and can be further upgraded. Google is working with Indian Railways and Railtel to launch high-speed WiFi network to 100 stations in India. The project will be eventually rolled out to cover 400 train stations across India.