Railways to provide WiFi service inside trains in 4 years: Piyush Goyal


New Delhi: After railway stations, WiFi service will soon be provided inside trains, Union Minister for Railways Piyush Goyal said on Wednesday.

Goyal, who is currently in Sweden, said that WiFi service is available at around 5150 railway stations in India. To avail more facility to the passengers, the central government is planning to provide WiFi service inside trains in the next four to four-and-a-half years, added Goyal.

RailTel, a railway PSU, has started providing free WiFi services at Indian railway stations with a vision of turning them into a platform for digital inclusion.

In the first phase, the WiFi was made live at 1,600 stations across the country. Now, RailTel has roped in Tata Trust for providing the internet facility at remaining stations, except the halt ones.

The PSU provides one of the largest and fastest public WiFi networks of the world. It is ceaselessly working in order to set up free WiFi at all railway stations across the country within a year, except halt stations.

Moreover, RailTel has also tied up with Tata Trust for providing free WiFi at 4,791 B, C, D and E category railway stations.

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