8 railway stations in Mumbai get free Wi-Fi

rp_IMG_2383-300x30011.jpgAugust 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.


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