IRCTC, Indian Railways alongside RailTel and Google have mixed up to launch free WiFi in three more stations in India, including Vigayawada (Andhra Pradesh), Telangana (Kachiguda) and Raipur (Chhattisgarh). First and foremost, Google’s free WiFi (RailWire) service was launched at the Mumbai Central railway station in Maharashtra earlier this year and was expanded to 9 additional stations last month.
Today expanding it more 3 train stations the RaiWire can now be accessed in 12 stations officially for free Google WiFi services. To access wireless internet, you will need to connect to the RailWire network from your WiFi settings. Go to railwire.co.in from your mobile browser, enter your phone number into the WiFi login screen and request for OTP SMS. After receiving the OTP of 4-digit PIN, enter the code to the login screen and press ‘Done’. You will see a checkmark and will be connected to free WiFi service, then.
There are other 14 more train stations to get Google’s RailWire free WiFi those includes – Adilabad, Bhopal, Pune, Ranchi, Ernakulum Jn. (Kochi), Patna, Jaipur, Guwahati, Ujjain, Vizag (Vishakapatnam), Lucknow, Lucknow Jn. (NE), Gorakhpur & Sealdah.
Google aims to eventually roll out its project to cover 400 railway stations across India, also said that 100 train stations will get free WiFi by the end of 2016, connecting more than 10 million people pass through everyday.
Minister of Railways, Suresh Prabhu, said, commenting at launch:
Digitalization and technology is one of the prime requirements of any country or organization to bloom fully. This facility at Kacheguda, Raipur and Vijayawada stations will enable the thousands of passengers commuting through these stations to enjoy high speed Wi-Fi service. Affordable smartphones have made it possible for the commonmen to experience the power of Internet and thus users will be able to easily stream a high definition video while they’re waiting, search their destination, download a book or a new game to enjoy the journey. The Railway is soon going to launch Wi-Fi at 14 more stations & will cover 100 stations by the end of this year.