New Delhi: As one of the railway station Kollam in southern India today became Wi-Fi-enabled, the Indian railways reached the task of equipping 100 stations to provide free W-Fi excess to the passengers throughout the country that was targeted by the end of current year.
The new target of the Indian railways is to add more 400 major stations in this category to provide free Wi-Fi service in 2017.
According to senior Railway Ministry official, “We started with Mumbai station and now connected Kollam in southern India with free Wi-Fi network and with this we completed the target of providing free Wi-Fi services at 100 busiest stations in partnership with Google by the year end.”
Indian Railways launched its first free Wi-Fi services in January at Mumbai Central station and then it was continued all busy stations like Bangalore, Bhubaneswar, Howrah, Varanasi, Kanpur, Mathura, Aligarh and Barelli stations with the free internet services at rail premises.
He said, “Our plan is to cover total 400 more stations with free Wi-Fi services by the end of next year.”
Information given by the Railway Ministry that over 10 million people passing through these stations every day now have an access to use high speed internet to stream research or download new games for their journey ahead.