Google’s and Indian Railways Railtel partnership to launch free high speed public WiFi at railway stations has started materialising. Free WiFi was launched at Mumbai Central Railway Station yesterday.
The public Wi-Fi project for Indian Railway was announced back in September when Prime Minister Narendra Modi visited the Google headquarters in Mountain View. Sundar Pichai, CEO of Google had announced this project.
This project will WiFi Enable 400 railway stations across India.
Gulzar Azad, head of Access Programs in India, said, “The first hour will be free and then we will limit the speeds so as to give fair access to other passengers.”
The Indian Railways had already laid out more than 45,000 km of optic fibre back in September last year.
The WiFi speed will also be higher than the country’s average WiFi speed (i.e. 2 mbps)