100 stations to get Google wi-fi free in one year: Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu

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Panaji | Updated: January 24, 2016 1:58:40 PM

The minister said along with Google wi-fi, his ministry is also trying to ensure a better customer experience for all the travellers who take the Indian Railways at all the stations.

Suresh Prabhu launched a free high-speed public wi-fi service in collaboration with technology giant Google at Mumbai Central station on Friday, which became first such station in country to get this facility. (Reuters)Suresh Prabhu launched a free high-speed public wi-fi service in collaboration with technology giant Google at Mumbai Central station on Friday, which became first such station in country to get this facility. (Reuters)

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu today said that in one year at-least 100 railway stations across the country will have Google wi-fi.

“We will start offering Google wi-fi connectivity to nearly 100 major railway stations in one year,” Prabhu told reporters at the sideline of an event in Goa today.

The minister said along with Google wi-fi, his ministry is also trying to ensure a better customer experience for all the travellers who take the Indian Railways at all the stations.

Yesterday, Prabhu launched a free high-speed public wi-fi service in collaboration with technology giant Google at Mumbai Central station here, which became first such station in country to get such facility.

Google has partnered with Railtel Corporation to provide the connectivity to the railway stations across country.

In a statement issued Google had said that the four stations where free wi-fi facility would be provided soon are Allahabad, Patna, Jaipur and Ranchi, and other stations will follow very shortly.

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