Free Wi-Fi facility at 28 railway stations of Konkan Railways
The Indian Railways has inaugurated free Wi-Fi facility at 28 railway stations of Konkan Railway.
The Minister of Railways Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu inaugurated the Wi-Fi facility from Kudal Railway Station.
Indian Railways has tied up with Syscon and Joister for provision of 2 Mbps peer to peer 24 hrs free Wi-Fi Internet bandwidth at 28 stations of Konkan Railway.
Sysco and Joister are providing JOISPOT brand Wi-Fi in Pune and Mumbai educational institutes in Maharashtra state and have now undertaken as part of their corporate social responsibility (CSR) activity of providing free Wi-Fi bandwidth to the rural area on the Konkan route. The free Wi-Fi Internet bandwidth is provided at the following Railway stations of Konkan Railway: Kolad, Mangaon, Veer, Karanjadi, Inhere, Diwankhavati, Khed, Anjani, Chiplun, Kamte, Sawarda, Aravali Road, Sangameswar, Ukshi, Bhoke, Ratnagiri, Nivasa, Aravali, Vilavade, Rajapur Road, Vaibhavwadi Road, Nand- gaon Road, Kankavali, Sindhudurg, Kudal, Zarap, Sawantwadi Road and Madure.
Unlimited free Wi-Fi facility will be provided at 28 stations from Kolad to Madure in the initial phase with a peer to peer speed of 2 Mbps. The system can provide access to about 300 users at bigger stations and about 100 users at smaller stations.
This facility will help travelling public, commutes and tourists on Indian Railways to access essential information and they could use their time productively while waiting for trains at railway stations.