Free Wi-Fi in all rly stations on B'luru-Mysuru route

Free Wi-Fi in all rly stations on B'luru-Mysuru route

The Railways has taken up the initiative in recognition of the high number of tourists and regular travellers on the 138-km stretch.

Passengers travelling between Bengaluru and Mysuru can now access free Wi-Fi facility in all the 17 stations on the stretch.

The Railways has taken up the initiative in recognition of the high number of tourists and regular travellers on the 138-km stretch. The facility allows people to access internet for free and will help at places where data network is poor.

Passengers with a smartphone can connect to ‘RailWire Wi-Fi’ on their smartphone. They have to enter their mobile number and get one-time password through SMS, which will allow them to access the internet. With this, passengers waiting for trains, especially at smaller stations away from cities, do not have to suffer anxiety.

In a release, Bengaluru Divisional Railway Manager R S Saxena said the network had 3.16 lakh logins in January, with a total aggregated data consumption of 109.757 TB.

“Also, once the upcoming Disaster Management Institute of Indian Railways at Hejjala starts functioning, the Wi-Fi at the station will be more significant as the footfall of the station will rise exponentially,” he stated.

Railnet, which has undertaken work to provide wi-fi across the country, said the facility was installed at 831 stations across India, with 80 lakh unique users per month.

“We are expecting to cross the milestone of installing Wi-Fi at 1,000 stations in another 10 days. RailWire Wi-Fi at railway stations is one of the largest and fastest public Wi-Fi networks of the world,” Puneet Chawla, CMD of RailTel, said.