Google has launched free High speed Internet services to 5 more railway stations in India. List includes Ujjain, Jaipur, Patna, Guwahati and Allahabad railway stations.
Google announced his action plan last year. Company will provide high-speed public Wi-Fi service at 100 Railway stations across India. The 5 stations are the expansion of their master plan. Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu will formally inaugurate the service at these stations soon.
Google said it has been deploying the service over the extensive fibre network of Indian Railway’s arm Railtel which provides Internet services as RailWire. Google is using Fiber network of Indian Railway to deploy his services. In association with Railtail, Google plans to start the service for 100 Railway stations, by the end of this year.
With these launches, the service is now live and available to users at 15 stations across the country, it added.
Backed by the “phenomenal” response to the service in Mumbai Central, Google will also extend the project to cover key suburban Mumbai stations working with RailTel. Google will deploy the service in Dadar, Bandra Terminus, Churchgate, Thane. Also, Kalyan, Panvel, Vashi, Kurla, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Borivali and a few others stations will get the benefit of Free Internet.
“We’re seeing incredible usage of the Wi-Fi service across the stations. Over 2.5 lakhs users are using the service every week, demonstrating more than 2x growth in less than a month.” Google India Head of Access Programs Gulzar Azad said.
“Google is committed to working with Indian Railways and Railtel. To deliver high-speed Wi-Fi network that will be available to 10 million Indians by the end of the year. It will cover 100 of the busiest train stations in India.” It said the project will be eventually rolled out to cover 400 train stations across India.
Railtel-Google High Speed public Internet is now available in Mumbai Central, Pune, Bhubaneshwar, Bhopal, Ranchi, Raipur, Vijayawada, Kacheguda, Ernakulum Junction, Vishakhapatnam, Jaipur, Patna, Guwahati, Ujjain and Allahabad.
Google will also cover Dadar, Bandra Terminus , Churchgate, Thane, Kalyan, Panvel, Vashi, Kurla, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus.