Free wi-fi available at 8 more stations across Mumbai from today

Free wi-fi available at 8 more stations across Mumbai from today
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In a good news for commuters, eight more Mumbai suburban railway stations, including Chhatrapati Shivaji Terminus (CST), Thane and Bandra, have got free wi-fi facility from today.

On Monday, Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu visited the city to inaugurate a host of new facilities across Mumbai’s stations. The new facilities range from free wi-fi to new toilets and foot-over-bridges to new booking officers across stations on Western, Central and Harbour lines.

The wi-fi facility was inaugurated at eight stations including Churchgate, Bandra, Khar Road, Kalyan, Lokmanya Tilak Terminus, Dadar (CR), Dadar (WR) and Bandra Terminus. Commuters can start using the facility from today itself.

Prabhu inaugurated the facilities from Yogi Sabagruha Hall in Dadar (East) today. The function, which started at 11:15 am, was attended by various leaders and dignitaries.

Earlier in January, Mumbai Central became the first station in the country to get the free wi-fi service as a part of Railway’s goal of providing better services to commuters. Today, the facility is used by over 50,000 commuters.

Last week, the minister also tweeted an update about the launch of the service and promised that the facility will be made available across more stations within a week’s time. The launch is in line with Railways’ target of making the free wi-fi service available across 100 Indian railway stations by end of 2016.

Apart from the stations that have already got the service, other stations where the implementation work is currently underway include:

Central Line: Ghatkopar, Kurla, Vashi, Wadala Road, Dombivali and Mulund.
Western Line: Dadar, Andheri, Virar and Borivali.
Harbour Line: Belapur and Chembur.

About the service:

Railways and Google joined hands with RailTel to make high-speed internet freely accessible to the Indian rail commuters. RailTel is one of the largest neutral telecom infrastructure providers in the country owning a Pan-India optic fiber network on exclusive Right of Way (ROW) along Railway track.

Users get high-speed free wi-fi for the first hour, following which users have the option of buying a pack and restoring the speed.

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