Google has begun offering free WIFI to Mumbai train passengers in hopes of boosting its role in the Indian market. Google Wifi project with Indian Railway with begin with Mumbai central. This will be the Google biggest WIFI project. Appreciating Google employees for Hackathon, Modi hoped that such a culture develops in India also.
Giggling groups of students, bored commuters and snack-shop vendors were all logging on Friday at Mumbai Central Train Station, the first of 400 stations the company plans to eventually reach with the service.
Prime Minister Narendra Modi, currently in the United States, had announced that Google has decided to tie up with Indian Railways to provide Wi-Fi facility at 500 stations across India.
“If my train is leaving, and I need to search, don’t know where to go, then immediately I will get the answer,” student Divya Patel said excitedly while waiting for a train to her hometown of Ahmedabad in the western state of Gujarat. “This is very good, and good for everyone.”
Free Wi-Fi is rare across India. Most of the country’s 300 million internet users pay for personal access and often rely on slow-loading smartphone connectivity.
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