Now Wi-Fi at 8 Mumbai suburban Railway Stations

The Union Minister for Railways, Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu launching and inaugurating the Wi–Fi facility, 2 new 12 coach platforms for Harbour, 2 lifts at Andheri Station, 12 car EMU service, Elevated Deck & South End booking office and North End booking office at Goregaon station, New booking office, Foot over bridges & escalators on Mumbai Division (WR), Foot-over bridges on Mumbai Division (CR), pay and use toilet, “Namma” toilets (Apna toilet), Deluxe toilets at Kurla & Thane station, New toilets at Kalyan & Govandi station, New booking office at Borivali, Garden & improved façade of Dadar station, AC dormitory for Ladies and Gents at CST, Bio toilets facilities for Divyang and Water recycling plant at CST, in Mumbai on August 22, 2016 The Minister of State for Social Justice & Empowerment, Shri Ramdas Athawale, Shri Arvind Sawant, MP and the Mayor of Mumbai Smt. Snehal Ambekar are also seen.Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu has inaugurated Wi-Fi services at eight Mumbai Suburban Railway Stations in Maharashtra viz., Churchgate, Bandra, Bandra Terminus, Dadar Western Railway, Dadar Central Railway, Khar Road, Kalyan and Lokmanya Tilak. The WiFi facility for the visitors and rail users of these eight busy stations of Mumbai Suburban Rail Network has been commissioned by a Railway PSU, RailTel in association with Google for providing high speed state-of-the-art world class internet experience to the commuters.
It is being provided at a speed of 1 GBps. A total number of 318 access points, 120 access switches and 30 fibre switches has been installed at these eight stations to provide seamless fast WiFi to the huge number of commuters visiting these
In addition to eight stations being launched, RailWire Wi-Fi has been soft launched at eight more stations, Sealdah, Allahabad, Pune, Puri, Tambaram, Chennai Egmore, Hazrat Nizamuddin and Chandigarh. They will be formally launched soon in
different parts of the country.
During the launch Prabhu said, railway stations are the places where the cross section of the society is available. This initiative is part of bridging the digital divide and providing high speed access network to all rail users. Once implemented this shall be one of the largest public WiFi project in the world. On the occasion of launch, CMD of RailTel said, “Our intent was to fulfill Indian Railway’s vision of providing access to
high speed internet to railway passengers through our Optical fiber communication network.”

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