Free Public Wi-Fi Service has been Launched by Google, Railtel at Mumbai Central Station

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At the Mumbai Central Station, Google India and Indian Railways’ telecom arm Railtel has jointly launched free Rail Wire Public Wi-Fi service for railway passengers. Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu has launched this service.

  • And with this launch Mumbai Central has become the first railway station in India to have free high-speed Wi-Fi Internet facility.

Key facts:

  • This service is used by any passenger who Wi-Fi supported smart phones.
  • With this facility users can simply stream research their destination, surf high definition video or save some videos for offline viewing they can also download e-books for the journey.

Security:

  • For the security purpose OTP system is implemented though which users can use this facility after authenticating their cell phone number by entering a four digit OTP (One Time Password) which is sent to their smart phone via SMS.

Background:

  • In September 2015, the public Wi-Fi project for Indian Railways was announced by Prime Minister Narendra Modi while he has visited Google headquarters in Mountain View, California.
  • This project is implemented in phases and at the initial phase it will implemented in 100 busiest railway stations and later it will implemented to 400 stations across the country.

- Published/Last Modified on: January 25, 2016