Indian Railways ropes in Google to provide Wi-Fi
Indian Railways has roped in Google India to provide Wi-Fi facilities at 400 stations across the country.
The telecom wing of Indian Railways, RailTel Corporation of India Ltd (RCIL) signed the deal with subsidery of Google, Mahataa Information India Pvt Ltd (MIIPL), to provide Wi-Fi to 400 stations in two phases.
n first phase, around 100 stations out of the total A1 and A categories are likely to be covered in the project, while the facility would be extended to 300 stations in the second phase.
Non-suburban stations with an annual passenger earning of more than Rs 60 crore are categorized as A1 stations, while those with yearly passenger income from Rs 8 crore to Rs 60 crore fall under the category of A stations.
The capital expenditure for the project would be incurred by RCIL and MIIPL.