At Konkan Railway Station today, Suresh Prabhu inaugurated the fast yet stable WiFi facility for travellers at 28 railway stations.
Kudal and Chiplun stations will get improved passenger amenities and facilities ahead of this event as it was proposed earlier.
“We have tied-up with Maharashtra’s leading broadband and internet service provider company Joister, which will provide free Wi-Fi hotspots at 28 stations on the Konkan Railway network and Railway minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate this facility on May 21,” the official said.
“The move will help commuters of Konkan Railway and tourists to access essential information available on the internet. They will be able to use their time productively while waiting for the trains,” the official added.
As service launched from Kudal railway station, Kolad and Madure stations will be the first to get Wi-Fi service, as stated by Railway official.
Giving details about the service, Nikunj Kampani, CMD of Joister Infoserve said, “Konkan Railway has tied up with us to provide with 2 mbps, 24 hours free Wi-Fi service and it will cover the station entrance and the surrounding area with unlimited data download.”
“As part of the government’s ‘Digital India’ campaign, Joister has so far set up total 700 free Wi-Fi hotspots in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Satara and Solapur,” he said.
“Recently, Maharashtra police department gave its consent to us to set up free wi-fi services in Solapur, Konkan, Pune and Satara police stations, as well as in the offices of senior police officials,” Kampani added further.
With the inputs of PTI.