8 railway stations in Mumbai get free Wi-Fi
August 24 (TravelAndy): To make rail stations passenger friendly, Indian Railways is progressing with its drive to launch free Wi-Fi in the several rail stations across the country.
Under this initiative, eight new stations in Mumbai were made Wi-Fi enabled on Tuesday.
The eight new Wi-Fi enabled stations in Mumbai are Churchgate, Bandra, Bandra Terminus, Dadar Western Railway, Dadar Central Railway, Khar Road, Kalyan and Lokmanya Tilak.
Earlier, only Mumbai Central station offered free Wi-Fi services to commuters.
Passengers commuting through these stations will be able to access internet for free, at a speed of 1Gbps, which will work for 30 minutes. A passenger is required to log-in afresh, to avail high speed connectivity after every half an hour.
The Government of India has also announced introduction of Wi-Fi in different cities including Allahabad, Pune, Chennai and Chandigarh.
Indian Railway’s Wi-Fi services already exist in 21 stations across India, including Bhubaneswar, Patna, Ranchi, Visakhapatnam, Lucknow, Howrah, Jaipur and Chennai Central.
“This initiative is part of bridging the digital divide & providing high speed access network to all rail users. Once implemented this shall be one of the largest public Wi-Fi project in the World,” railway minister Suresh Prabhu said in an official release.