Google to provide free WiFi at the Indian Railway Stations
By: Creative Brands Bureau | New Delhi Dated: September 14, 2015
Isn't free Internet always a luxury! Very soon, we can experience the same luxury at some railway stations as well. Tech giant Google will partner with the government run RailTel Corporation of India to make this initiative possible. This project will be called ‘Project Nilgiri’ and is said to be spread over 400 railway stations throughout India making train journey a lot more enjoyable. Google will be using the Google Fiber project, known for providing broadband in the USA, that'll provide high speed internet connection for everyone.
In their latest attempt to digitize India it is said that commuters can enjoy high speed internet for the first half hour before the speed gets reduced. However you’ll remain connected throughout, but the speed gets reduced. The first phase of this project is supposed to be up in a span of about 4 months.
The second phase will involve working on providing WiFi access inside moving trains. As of now, Indian Railways provides WiFi inside some moving trains like Rajdhani Express, with the help of satellite communication technology.
The journeys of the Indian Railway commuters are not going to be the same after this project. Once everything is in place, users will be able to access high speed internet, free of cost, for the first 30 minutes at the stations.