South Central Railway 2nd zone to provide free high-speed Wi-Fi
The South Central Railway (SCR) has become the 2nd zone to complete the emission extending free high speed Wi-Fi network facility. The South Western Railway (SWR) zone was the first zone to provide free WiFi service.
Secunderabad: The South Central Railway (SCR) has become the 2nd zone to complete the emission extending free high speed Wi-Fi network facility. The South Western Railway (SWR) zone was the first zone to provide free WiFi service.
The initiative, which was started at Secunderabad station in 2015, has been extended to 574 railway stations within a span of four years. Giving fillip to Prime Minister Narendra Modi's Digital India Mission, Piyush Goyal, Union Railway Minister, had announced providing free high-speed internet services at railway stations.
Gajanan Mallya, General Manager, SCR, expressed his happiness on completion of the project within a reasonable time and appreciated the officers & staff who had put their efforts in completion of this mission well ahead of all other zones of Indian Railways.
He further expressed that provision of free high-speed Wi-Fi at railway stations would immensely help rail commuters in different ways like developing knowledge & skills, effective communication, prompt information and entertainment as well".
How to use Wi-Fi service at railway stations
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 for any user who has a smart phone with working mobile connection for KYC considerations.
To use the free Wi-Fi at railway station premises, the user has to switch on the Wi-Fi mode in the smart phone and select the Rail Wire Wi-Fi network. Rail Wire homepage network automatically appears on the smart phone and prompts to enter mobile number.