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Free WiFi installed in 6000 railway stations


In a major move, the railways’ department installed free Wi-Fi in the 6000 the station as the facility went live in Hazaribagh town of Jharkhand,

(Source: ET Government)

In a recent major development to boost the governance status of the country, the railways have installed free Wi-Fi at its 6000th station, as the facility went live at Hazaribagh town of Jharkhand. In a first of its kind, the railways provided Wi-Fi facility first at the Mumbai Railway station in 2016, reaching its 5000th station, at Midnapore in West Bengal.

On May 15, Jarapada station in Angul District of Odisha was also provided with a Wi-Fi facility, it said on Sunday.

“The Wi-Fi facility at railway stations meets the objectives of the aspiring ‘Digital India’ program of the Government of India. This will bridge the digital divide between the rural and urban citizens thereby increasing the digital footprint in the rural villages and also enhance the user experience,” the railways said.


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