Railways user? This free service available to all at 574 stations; here's how to use it
With this, a free High-speed Wi-Fi facility is available at 574 stations over the Zone. Free Wi-Fi services to rail users are being provided under ‘Rail Wire’ brand- the retail Broadband initiative of Rail Tel.
Taking forward the Modi’s Digital India Mission, Piyush Goyal, has announced the provision of free high-speed Wi-Fi facility at Indian Railways stations (except Halt stations). The South Central Railway Zone has formulated a plan to implement the same with the help of Rail Tel Corporation of India Ltd (RCIL), a subsidiary of Indian Railways, and successfully completed the mission of extending free High-speed Wi-Fi facility. The facility will be available at all ‘A1’, ‘A’, ‘B’, ‘C’ and ‘’D’ category railway stations & also all ‘E’ category stations having necessary infrastructure i.e., presence of Optical Fiber Cable.
With this, a free High-speed Wi-Fi facility is available at 574 stations over the Zone. Free Wi-Fi services to rail users are being provided under ‘Rail Wire’ brand- the retail Broadband initiative of Rail Tel. Designed to offer the best Internet experience to users, Rail Wire Wi-Fi is accessible by any user who has a smartphone with a working mobile connection for KYC considerations.
How to use free Wi-Fi at railway stations
1. To use the free Wi-Fi at railway station premises, the user has to switch on the Wi-Fi mode in the smartphone and select the Rail Wire Wi-Fi network.
2. Rail Wire homepage network automatically appears on the smartphone and prompts to enter mobile number.
3. The user will get a one-time password (OTP) in the form of SMS in the message box which has to be entered on the home page of Rail Wire.
4. After entering OTP, users will be able to access high-speed internet & can start internet browsing.
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Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR appreciated all the officers & staff who have put their efforts in completion of this mission well ahead of all other zones on Indian Railways.
“Provision of free High-speed Wi-Fi at railway stations will immensely help the rail users in different ways like developing knowledge & skills, effective communication, prompt information, and entertainment as well,'' said Mallya.
Wi-Fi access at railway stations is increasing day by day due to the easy and low-cost availability of Smartphones in the market. On average, more than 50,000 users are using this free Wi-Fi over the Zone each day with an average upload of 5000 GB and a download of 28000 GB data.
The provision of free High-speed Wi-Fi at small stations located in rural areas is to encourage the rural population in adopting digital technology and make them part of Digital India. As a matter of fact, free High-speed Wi-Fi facility provided at rural railway station Gollapalli is being used by teachers of government schools located near to the station to educate the students in improving skills and knowledge.
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