1. Indian Railways partners with Google for Wi-Fi at 400 stations

Indian Railways partners with Google for Wi-Fi at 400 stations

The telecom wing of the Indian Railways, RailTel, has signed an agreement with the subsidiary of Google India to provide Wi-Fi facilities at 400 stations across the country, the government said today.

By: | New Delhi | Published: December 5, 2015 1:53 AM
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In first phase, Indian Railways in tie-up with Google, will cover as many as 100 stations out of the total A1 and A categories with the offering, while the facility would be extended to 300 stations in the second phase. (Express Photo)

The telecom wing of the Indian Railways, RailTel, has signed an agreement with the subsidiary of Google India to provide Wi-Fi facilities at 400 stations across the country, the government said today.

In a written reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that RailTel Corporation of India Ltd (RCIL), a PSU under Railway Ministry, signed an agreement with Mahataa Information India Pvt Ltd (MIIPL), an arm of Google Inc, to equip 400 stations with Wi-Fi in two phases,

In first phase, as many as 100 stations out of the total A1 and A categories would be covered with the offering, while the facility would be extended to 300 stations in the second phase.

Non-suburban stations with an annual passenger earning of more than Rs 60 crore are categorized as A1 stations, while those with yearly passenger income from Rs 8 crore to Rs 60 crore fall under the category of A stations.

The capital expenditure for the project would be incurred by RCIL and MIIPL, the minster added.

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    SURESH ISRANI
    Dec 5, 2015 at 4:13 pm
    Every products are good but very expensive
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      Sanchayan Sarkar
      Dec 6, 2015 at 6:55 am
      You know what . When I was in the Amsterdam airport they provided free wifi which had good speed. When I reached Delhi's airport it was a locked wifi and secondly it's free for 45 minutes after which one needs to pay and the internet speed is extremely down . My request is block the sites like torrent and similar sites , but makes the other sites available at good speed for free. If a small country like the Netherlands can provide that , I am sure India can provide that in the national capital and also in the other international airports. Same should go for trains. Also secondly what if people have to wait 2 hours for their timings . Why can't they spend their time using the internet. Shouldn't wifi services be free for surfing sites for the entire time ? Surely they can tax us for that in our tickets considering we are not a developed nation yet
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