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Indian Railways begins wi-fi roll-out

30 Oct 2014

INDIA: Minister of Railways D V Sadananda Gowda has inaugurated Indian Railways’ first station wi-fi installation at Bangalore City, which has been equipped as the pilot for a programme to provide wi-fi at all category A and A1 stations.

The RailWire wi-fi programme is being undertaken by the Ministry of Railways’ RailTel Corp business. The network at Bangalore City uses 46 wireless access points across the 10 platforms and concourse. Access is free for 30 min, and passengers can buy further time using scratch cards costing Rs25 for 30 min and Rs35 for 1 h. These are valid for 24 h, and time can also be bought online using credit and debit cards.