India’s first High Speed Public Wi – Fi Service Inaugurated in Mumbai
Mumbai: Shri Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu, Minister of Railways, Govt of India, inaugurated the Wi - Fi service in a function at Mumbai Central Railway station on Friday, 22nd January, 2016, as a part of an ambitious project towards Digital India initiative by Indian Railways with the help of RailTel Corporation in collaboration with Google. After the inauguration of Wi - Fi service, Mumbai Central station has gained the distinguished status of being the first ever station in India to have high – speed internet facility for its thousands of passengers who travel everyday by trains.
MPs Shri Arvind G. Sawant, Shri Gopal C. Shetty, Dr. Kirit Somaiya, & MLAs Shri Ashish Shelar & Shri Waris Yusuf Pathan besides Shri S. K. Sood - General Manager of Central Railway, Shri S. K. Pathak - Addl. General Manager of Western Railway, Shri Rajan Anandan - Vice President & Managing Director of Google South East Asia and India, Shri R. K. Bahuguna - Chairman & Managing Director of RailTel Corporation, Shri Prabhat Sahai – Chairman & Managing Director of Mumbai Rail Vikas Corporation (MRVC) & Shri Shailendra Kumar - Divisional Railway Manager of Mumbai Central alongwith other senior Rly. officers were also present on this occasion. In the beginning, Shri S. K. Pathak - Addl. General Manager of Western Railway, welcomed all the dignitaries including Minister of Railways.
It’s worth mentioning that the Indian Railway’s telecom arm, RailTel Corporation will provide Internet services as RailWire via its extensive fiber network, in partnership with Google. Designed to offer users the best Internet experience, Railwire Wi - Fi will be available to any user who has a working mobile connection on a smartphone.This is all a part of Western Railways continuing endeavors to provide more and better comforts to its esteemed passengers.[/vc_column_text][/vc_column][/vc_row]