From today passengers can take use of Wi-Fi facility at Mumbai Central, and able to access high-speed internet as it will be the first railway station in the country to get Google’s Wi-Fi facility.
This is part of Google’s link-up with state-owned RailTel Corp of India to get Wi-Fi connectivity at 407 stations. It will be Google’s big project in Indian railway station.
Sundar Pichai, Google’s CEO, had given a January deadline for the facility at the first station in December during his visit to India. Supporting to the Digital India initiative by PM Narendra Modi, Pichai had told that 100 railway stations will be covered by the end of 2016. Railway officials informed that the project was on track and will meet the deadline.
RailTel’s fibre optic network is used as the backbone connecting the stations. Officials stated ET that high-speed connections will be accessible for all users, many of whom may not be online otherwise.
Pichai, on his blog, had assured connectivity that was “many times faster than what most people in India have access to today.”
Passengers can take benefit of this facility for anything from downloading a book or a game for their journey, watching videos or researching their target location.
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