An offering of free Wi-Fi services at India’s rail stations was commenced prior this year by Google, with Mumbai Central being the pilot station. In under five months, this free Wi-Fi provision became accessible in 15 rail stations, and it is claimed by Google that more than 300,000 suburbanites are utilizing it consistently. Additionally Google has planned to provide this free Wi-Fi service at 17 of Mumbai’s busiest local stations before the culmination of current year.
A partnership betwee Google and RailTel was struck to dispatch this free Wi-Fi offering called ‘RailWire’. Subsequent to operating at Mumbai Central, the RailWire service has been presented at stations in Allahabad, Ujjain Junction, Jaipur, Bhopal, Bhubaneshwar, Ernakulam, Patna, Kacheguda, Raipur, Ranchi, Pune, Vijayawada, Vishakhapatnam and Guwahati.
Google has aimed to reach 100 rail stations by this year, and 400 more stations in a span of 2 years. They have been focused on Local network stations in Mumbai, as they serve 1.5 million commuters.
Google says that RailWire service will be setup in 17 of the busiest Mumbai stations before the current year’s over. The take off will start with stations like Bandra Terminus, Borivali, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Churchgate, Dadar, Kurla, Kalyan, Vashi, Thane and Panvel.
Mumbai’s local rail system being the busiest rail frameworks on the planet, commuters will need to sit back and watch how the RailWire system can deal with the sheer number of clients attempting to utilize free Wi-Fi. For workers however it will be a help as now they can peruse the net or watch live streams and videos online while sitting tight for their trains. It eases the travel as travelers can surf the net or keep themselves entertained.
It’s not only Mumbai’s neighborhood train stations that are getting free Wi-Fi administrations. A month ago, a 10-year contract to Techno Sat Comm was granted to install at the Delhi Metro hubs, offering free Wi-Fi services to suburbanites. Paytm too has been in plans to install its own free open Wi-Fi service, beginning with Noida Sector 18 metro station.
Google likewise isn’t the one and only offering free Wi-Fi administrations at open spots. BSNL was among the first to begin taking off Wi-Fi hotspots at open spots. Alongside air terminals like Srinagar, BSNL’s Wi-Fi hotspots are accessible at visitor destinations like Puri, and Malpe shoreline in Udupi locale among others. Indeed the organization anticipates setting up to 40,000 Wi-Fi hotspots around the nation.
On similar lines, Aircel and Videocon too are putting forth free Wi-Fi at select spots. While everyone’s eyes are on Reliance Jio’s 4G rollout, the organization is teasing its capacities by offering Wi-Fi hotspots at select spots. All were inspired by the service of Reliance Jio’s free Wi-Fi service at Wankhede Stadium in Mumbai recently.