New Delhi: Expanding the rapid Internet system for rail customers, railways will launch the Google’s free Wi-Fi service at Bhubaneswar station on April 17, the second station to be covered under the project.
Intended to offer rail customers the best net experience, Wi-Fi will be accessible to any passenger who has a smartphone.
Trial of the Wi-FI is going on for some time at Bhubaneswar in Odisha and it will be launched on Sunday, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
After Mumbai Central, Bhubaneswar will be the second station to have Google’s free Wi-Fi service in the country.
Rail users would be able to stream high definition videos while waiting for their respective trains at the railway station with Wi-Fi becoming operational.
Under the Digital India initiative, Railways is committed to providing better internet facilities to the passengers at 100 busiest stations by the end of this year.
Besides Bhubaneswar, trials are going on at about 10 more stations including Jaipur, Patna, Ranchi, Ernakulum, Allahabad, Lucknow and Guwahati to have the Wi-Fi service shortly.
Railtel, a PSU of the Railways, in collaboration with Google is providing free Wi-Fi service at stations.