New Delhi: Indian Railways is nowadays working to provide free Wi-Fi facility at its numerous stations. Reports say that more than 700 railway stations at present are offering free WiFi facility and Railways is working to make at least 2,000 stations provide the free Wi-Fi facility to the passengers.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal while addressing a Railway Board meet mentioned that free WiFi service is a huge help to the passengers. During the meet, that happened earlier this month, Piyush affirmed that they would provide more stations to meet the needs of the passengers. The minister also asserted that the Division railway managers would be awarded for completing the WiFi installation work early.
Reports say that the Indian Railways earlier this month turned several stations around the country into free Wi-Fi zones. Dharampur Himachal, Gumman, Koti, Kumarhatti Dagshai, Sonwara, Taksal, Kandaghat, Salogra, Knoh, Kathleghat, Shoghi, Tara Devi, Jutogh and Summerhill are some of the stations that got free wifi services enabled. Besides this, the Kalka-Shimla section also got this facility.
Today onwards passengers are said to enjoy free WiFi facility at six more stations on Secunderabad Division. These are Bidar, Khanapur, Kamalnagar, Halbarga, Bhalki and Kalgupur station.
Local sources say that passengers on the railway stations can use free Wi-Fi services pretty much easily. Passengers have just to turn on the Wi-Fi in their smartphones and select the RailWire Wi-Fi network. Passengers will be immediately connected to the network following the above steps, said sources.
Besides working on free WiFi facility, Indian Railways nowadays is also focused on providing luxurious services to its passengers following the modernisation of its trains and railway stations. Keeping in mind the passenger’s convenience, IRCTC has introduced on-the-spot bill generation for payment of food items on trains with Point of Sale (POS) machines.
A report says that Indian Railways regarding the concern has introduced more than 2,000 Point of Sale (POS) hand-held devices in Mail and Express trains. Through these hand-held devices, passengers will be able to pay their food bills on the spot through credit or debit cards on-board. This facility will also help the passengers to avoid vendors overcharging stuff on stations.