8,500 Railway Stations Across India To Get Wi-Fi facilities by March 2019 at Rs 700 Crore

8,500 Railway Stations Across India To Get Wi-Fi facilities by March 2019 at Rs 700 Crore

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Date Of Post: 09 Jan, 2018

New Delhi : The Railways has drawn up a Rs 700-crore plan to equip nearly 8,500 railway stations across the country with Wi-Fi facilities by March 2019. Its major part is to cover 7,300 stations in rural and remote areas that will serve not only the passengers but also the local masses.

More Information:-

  • A railway official said,“Our aim is to ensure that more and more people get connected to the rail Wi-Fi system as the Wi-Fi broadband access to these rail users will aid in implementing the government’s Digital India initiative.”
  • The Railways have already provided Wi-Fi services at 216 major stations.
  • The target is to cover 600 stations by March 31.
  • A plan finalised recently envisages Wi-Fi at 7300 stations to cater to both passengers & local population while 1200 stations will have facility primarily only for the rail passengers.

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