Bhubaneswar: Union Railway minister Suresh Prabhu will initiate Google’s free Wi-Fi service at Bhubaneswar railway station tomorrow. The Wi-Fi service will be accessible for the suburbanites from April 17 onwards. Bhubaneswar is the second station in India after Mumbai Central to be coverd under the task went for giving rapid web system office to rail customer.
Designed to offer rail users the best internet experience, Wi-Fi will be available to any user who has a smartphone. Trial of the Wi-FI system has been going on for some time in Bhubaneswar, said a senior Railway Ministry official.
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 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.