Indian Railways in mission mode for one of the world’s largest free public WiFi networks! Finance Minister Nirmala Sitharaman in her Union Budget 2020 speech highlighted that for the benefit of passengers & people, free and fast WiFi facility is being provided at thousands of railway stations across the Indian Railways network. In her second Union Budget, the Finance Minister said that the Indian Railways has commissioned WiFi facilities at as many as 550 railway stations within 100 days of the Modi government coming to power for the second time.
In December last year, Mahua Milan Railway station under the East Central Railways zone had earned the distinction of becoming the 5,500th station on the Indian Railways network to get free high-speed public WiFi facility. The railway station in Jharkhand was connected to high-speed WiFi by RailTel, which was entrusted with the task of transforming railway stations across India into digital inclusion hubs.