Railway Partners With Google For Wi-Fi At 400 Stations
The telecom wing of Indian Railways, RailTel Corporation of India Ltd (RCIL) signed the deal with subsidiary of Google, Mahataa Information India Pvt Ltd (MIIPL), to provide Wi-Fi to 400 stations in two phases.
In 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.