Indian Railways Partners With Google To Bring Wi-Fi Across 400 Stations

Indian Railway’s telecom wing, RailTel has inked an agreement with the subsidiary of Google India to launch Wi-Fi infrastructure across 400 stations in the country.PM-Modi-at-Google-with-CEO-Sundar-Pichai-PTI

Almost 100 railway stations are scheduled under the first phase of the project, covering stations under category A1 and A. Non-suburban stations with an annual income or more than Rs 60 crore are categorized under as ‘A1’ stations, while those with a yearly income of Rs 8 crore to Rs 60 crore fall under category ‘A’.

According to RailTel Corporation of India Ltd (RCIL), a PSU under Railway Ministry, the rest 300 stations will be covered under the second phase. The capital expenditure for the project would be incurred by RCIL and MIIPL, the ministry added.

Previously, the government announced that Google is working with Railtel, to introduce a pan-India optic fiber network covering 70 percent of the urban and rural railway tracks.

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1 comment

  • It would be nice. Then rush will definitely increased twice as they provide free internet 🙂 Jokes Apart this is one more wise step towards the digital India.

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