Tech Giant Google announced its Free Wi-Fi service at 5 more railway stations in India under their 100 Wi-Fi Station in India Project. In January 2016, Google has launched its First Free Wi-Fi service at Mumbai Central Railway Station. Google’s Free Wi-Fi service will be active at Ujjain, Jaipur, Patna, Guwahati and Allahabad railway stations.
This 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 2016. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will formally inaugurate the Free Wi-Fi service soon.
Google said it has been deploying the service over the extensive fibre network of Indian Railway’s arm Railtel which provides Internet services as RailWire. With these launches, the service is now live and available to users at 15 stations across the India.
Steps to Connect Google’s Free Wi-Fi:
Select RailWire from available Wi-Fi networks
Open your browser and enter railwire.co.in
Enter your phone number in Wi-Fi login screen and click on Receive SMS Button
4 Number OTP will come with SMS
Enter 4 Number OTP to login and your Wi-Fi will be connected
After this, Google will install the Wi-Fi service in Dadar, Bandra Terminus, Churchgate, Thane, Kalyan, Panvel, Vashi, Kurla, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Borivali and more.
“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 month,” Google India Head of Access Programs Gulzar Azad said.
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, it said the project will be eventually rolled out to cover 400 train stations across India.
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.
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