Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu promised that 100 railway stations in India would get free Wi-Fi services in his Railway Budget 2016. Google too joined hands in making Indian railway stations connected to the internet with its services. Early this year, Mumbai Central became the first Indian railway station to get Google’s free Wi-Fi service. And now, Bhubaneswar is the second railway station in the country to have free Wi-Fi. Also Read - FIH Hockey Pro League 2020: PR Sreejesh Stars as India Beat Australia in Penalty Shootout
Suresh Prabhu launched the free Wi-Fi service to enable travelers to surf the net while waiting for their trains at the railway station. He also added that this move will be implemented across 100 of the busiest railway stations in the country soon. As part of the Digital India initiative, Google and RailTel have collaborated to make India’s railway stations connected to the internet. Also Read - Bhubaneswar To Host Women’s 4-Nation Football Tournament
Other railway stations in Odisha like Puri and Cuttack will also get Wi-Fi connectivity pretty soon. According to RailTel CMD RK Bahuguna, their plan is to make sure Puri Railway Station gets free Wi-Fi services before the annual Rath Yatra in July this year. Also Read - Odisha: Three Fire Tenders Douse Flames in Apollo Hospital in Bhubaneshwar; No Casualties Reported
Not just railway stations, a week after Mumbai Central became the first station to get free Wi-Fi, the Malpe Beach in Karnataka became the first beach in India to get Wi-Fi connectivity, thanks to BSNL.
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