NEW DELHI: The telecom wing of the Indian Railway, RailTel, has signed an arrangement with the subsidiary of Google India to provide Wi-Fi amenities at 400 stations across the country, the authorities explained these days.
In a composed reply to Rajya Sabha, Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha said that RailTel Corporation of India Ltd (RCIL), a PSU underneath Railway Ministry, signed an settlement with Mahataa Info India Pvt Ltd (MIIPL), an arm of Google Inc, to equip four hundred stations with Wi-Fi in two phases,
In initial stage, as several as one hundred stations out of the whole A1 and A groups would be coated with the supplying, whilst the facility would be extended to three hundred stations in the second section.
Non-suburban stations with an yearly passenger earning of far more than Rs 60 crore are categorized as A1 stations, even though people with yearly passenger revenue from Rs 8 crore to Rs 60 crore tumble below the group of A stations.
The funds expenditure for the project would be incurred by RCIL and MIIPL, the minster additional.