New Delhi, June 20 (MNN) All 15 railway stations in the Kashmir Valley, including Srinagar, have been integrated with wi-fi network of the Indian Railways at 6,021 stations, the government said on Sunday.
Public wi-fi provided under the brand name ‘RailWire’ is now available Baramula, Hamre, Pattan, Mazhom, Budgam, Srinagar, Pampore, Kakapora, Avantipura, Panzgam, Bijbehara, Anantnag, Sadura, Qazigund, Banihal in the Union Territory of Jammu and Kashmir, spread over four district HQs of Srinagar, Budgaon, Banihal and Qazigund.
Wi-fi was already available at 15 stations in Jammu — Kathua, Budhi, Chhan Arorian, Hira Nagar, Ghagwal, Samba, Vijaypur, Bari Brahman, Jammu Tawi, Bajalta, Sangar, Manwal, and Ram Nagar.
RailTel was entrusted by the Ministry of Railways to provide public wi-fi at all the railway stations.
Today, the wi-fi network is spread over 6,000 plus railway stations across the country — one of the largest integrated wi-fi networks in the world.
Railway Minister Piyush Goyal said: “Wi-fi plays a significant role in connecting people, and is bridging the digital divide between rural and urban India at a rapid pace. Indian Railways, in association with RailTel Corporation of India Ltd is playing a key role in bringing high-speed wi-fi to every corner of the country.
“On the World Wi-Fi Day, I am delighted to announce that Srinagar and 14 other stations in the Valley have become a part of one the largest integrated public wi-fi networks in the world.”