On Tuesday, Bangalore city railway station had officially been announced as the country’s first WiFi equipped train station which will provide high speed internet to the passengers, as shared in a release by PTI. Passengers can avail the WiFi facility for free of cost initially for the first 30 minutes. Using internet beyond the prescribed time period, the service becomes chargeable. The users can purchase the scratch cards from WiFi help desk which is available on the railway station.
“These are priced at Rs 25 for 30 minutes and Rs 35 for one hour and are valid through 24 hours. Additional browsing time can also be purchased on-line using credit/debit cards,” a senior railway official said.
RailWire – the retail Broadband distribution model of RailTel Corporation of India Ltd, a PSU of Railway Ministry, is involved in distribution of internet bandwidth through WiFi.
“The WiFi facility at Bangalore is operational after the inaugural of the service by Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda recently,” said the official adding that “with the implementation of the service, Bangalore railway station becomes the first station in the country to have WiFi facility for passengers.”
Earlier this year, the Government announced that Delhi will also get a few free WiFi zones.
With continuous technological advancements, this initiative from the Railway Ministry is a welcome step in the right direction to provide services to their valuable passengers.
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