With an aim to provide world class amenities to rail passengers, high-speed free Wi-Fi facility was launched today at the Bhopal railway station by city MP Alok Sanjar. “This ultra-modern world class Wi-Fi service will benefit all passengers arriving at the Bhopal station. The service is part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s Digital India project,” Sanjar told reporters. The facility is being provided through Rail Wire, which is Railtel’s new broadband service. Also Read - Safer Internet Day 2021: Here's how you can ensure your online securityAlso Read - Mobile internet services suspended on Delhi borders till February 2
Google has tied up with RailTel to launch its free Wi-Fi service called RailWire . After launching at Mumbai Central, the RailWire service has been introduced at stations in Allahabad, Jaipur, Patna, Ujjain Junction, Bhubaneshwar, Ernakulam, Kacheguda, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam and Guwahati. Bhopal railway station was one of them.
Google recently announced that over 300,000 commuters are using the Wi-Fi service every week. Looking at the successful launch of the service, Google says that it also plans to announce free Wi-Fi service at 17 of Mumbai s busiest local train stations by the end of this year. Some of the first station to get the service are Bandra Terminus, Borivali, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Churchgate, Dadar, Kalyan, Kurla, Panvel, Thane and Vashi.
Mumbai Central was the first local station to get the free Wi-Fi service under the new initiative. The free Wi-Fi service has been available to users on Mumbai Central Railway station since January 2016. Google is planning on rolling out the network in 100 railway stations across the country by year-end.
With additional inputs