After Mumbai Central, Google in collaboration with RailTel, the telecom arm of the Indian Railways has launched the high speed public free Wi-Fi service at Bhubaneswar railway station. With this Bhubaneswar railway station became the 2nd station to be covered under the Google and RailTel Wi-Fi project.
The facility has been launched by the Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu with the Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha. The Minister stated that this will benefit around 1.4 lakh visitors at Bhubaneswar station daily. He also said that the similar service will be made available at Puri Railway Station ahead of Lord Jagannth’s annual Rath Yatra in July this year.
Besides Bhubaneswar, trials are going on at about 10 more stations which include Jaipur, Patna, Ranchi, Ernakulum, Allahabad, Raipur, Pune, Bhopal, Lucknow and Guwahati. Wi-Fi services will be available on these stations in a short time.
Under the Digital India initiative, Google and RailTel have collaborated to make Wi-Fi network available across 100 stations to deliver high-speed Internet to 10 million Indians a day by the end 2016. But the project will eventually be rolled out to cover 400 railway stations across India.
This facility will enable passengers to stream high definition videos, research their destination and download a book or a new game for their journey while waiting for their respective trains at the railway station.
So lets discuss some questions related to this article which can be asked in the upcoming exams :
1. Name the company which has tied up with RailTel to provide free Wi-Fi service to railway stations ?
2. Name the railway station on which free Wi-Fi service has been launched recently after Mumbai Central ?
3. Who has launched the free Wi-Fi service at Bhubaneswar railway station ?
Courtesy : Times Of India