Tech giant ‘Google’ recently made an announcement regarding the launch of its free high-speed public Wi-Fi service at five railway stations including Ujjain, Jaipur, Patna, Guwahati and Allahabad. Google also stated that the announcement made is in continuation with its project to provide high-speed public Wi-Fi service at 100 Railway stations across India by end of the year.
The amazing service will be formally inaugurated by the Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhu at these stations soon. Google also added that it has been deploying the service over the extensive fibre network of Indian Railway’s arm Railtel which provides Internet services as RailWire,Over a “phenomenal” response to the service in Mumbai Central, Google is in plan to extend the project to cover key suburban Mumbai stations working with RailTel. The proposed services will be deployed in Dadar, Bandra Terminus , Churchgate, Thane, Kalyan, Panvel, Vashi, Kurla, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Borivali and a few others.
Google India Head of Access Programs Gulzar Azad, said “We’re seeing incredible usage of the Wi-Fi service across the stations and over 2.5 lakhs users are using the service every week, demonstrating more than 2x growth in less than a mont.”
He also stated that Google is committed to working with Indian Railways and Railtel to deliver high-speed Wi-Fi network that will be available to 10 million Indians by the end of the year, covering 100 of the busiest train stations in India, the project will be eventually rolled out to cover 400 train stations across India.
Currently, the Railtel-Google free high-speed public Wi-Fi service is currently available at Mumbai Central, Pune, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Ranchi, Raipur, Vijayawada, Kacheguda, Ernakulum Junction, Vishakhapatnam, Jaipur, Patna, Guwahati, Ujjain and Allahabad