BANGALORE, KA: In keeping with its commitment of providing high-speed internet services across the country, all-encompassing internet giants Google recently announced deployment of its free high-speed public Wi-Fi services at Guwahati, Jaipur, Patna, Ujjain, and Allahabad railway stations.
Current Railway Minister Suresh Prabhakar Prabhu is formally due to inaugurate the services at these railway stations.
Google has been successful in deploying these services over the widespread fibre network of RailTel which provides various internet services like RailWire. Together with these launches, the services are now available across 15 major stations spread through the country.
After receiving widespread positive responses to its services in Mumbai Central, Google aims to expand its project to major suburban Mumbai stations under RailTel’s jurisdiction.
Google aims to deploy its services in Bandra Terminus, Thane, Dadar, Churchgate, Panvel, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Thane, Kalyan, Borivali and Kurla, amongst a few other locations.
"We're witnessing amazing usage of the Wi-Fi service across the stations and over 2.5 lakhs users are utilizing the service every week, indicative of more than 2x growth in less than a month," said Gulzar Azad, Google India Head of Access Programs.
Google is driving positively towards fulfilling its promise of delivering high-speed Wi-Fi networks in collaboration with the Indian Railways and RailTel that 10 million Indians will have access to by the end of the year. Google hopes to spread its deployment across 400 stations in time throughout the country.
The Railtel-Google free high-speed public Wi-Fi service is being currently deployed at Bhubaneshwar, Mumbai Central, Ranchi, Pune, Vijayawada, Bhopal, Raipur, Ernakulum Junction, Kacheguda, Vishakhapatnam, Patna, Jaipur, Ujjain, Guwahati, and Allahabad.