4,000 Stations Now Under Indian Railways’ Free Wi-Fi Internet Cover, Latest 1,000 Added In Just 12 DaysRailwire provides the WiFi facilities at the stations. 

The Indian Railways has rolled out the free public wi-fi facility in as many as 4,000 of its railway stations, with the Tinsukia station of Assam becoming the 4,000th station in the country to have free wi-fi on Sunday (1 September), reports Hindustan Times.

According to the report, the Railtel, a public sector undertaking of Indian Railways, is carrying out the work of installing wi-fi service on stations. The Railtel has reportedly rolled out the wi-fi plan in last 1,000 stations in a record time of 12 days, with an average coverage of 83 stations per day.

“The journey started from Mumbai Central in January 2016 and in coming few weeks all stations (except the halt stations) will have fast and free Railwire Wi-Fi. What seemed to be a formidable target at the beginning, is now achievable due to the dedication of the RailTel team, our partners and support from Indian Railways,” Puneet Chawla, chief managing director RailTel, was quoted in the report as saying.

The RailWire Wi-Fi will be available to any user has a smartphone with working mobile connection for KYC consideration.

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