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Free Wi-Fi service now at Bhubaneswar railway station

By Ritika Bisht
In Governance Watch
April 18, 2016
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Suresh-prabhuRailTel has launched high-speed public free WiFi service at Bhubaneswar railway station in partnership with Google. The station is the second in the country to get free WiFi after Mumbai Central.

Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu along with Minister of State for Railways Manoj Sinha, launched the WiFi service which will benefit 1.4 lakh visitors at station daily. The Railway Minister also announced that similar service will be made available at Puri Railway Station ahead of Lord Jagannth’s annual Rath Yatra in July this year.

The project will eventually be rolled out to cover 400 railway stations across India. “We are committed to the announcements made by us. This time during budget presentation, I have placed facts before Parliament on the work done by us as regard the announcements made in the previous budget,” said Prabhu during the launch.

Stressing that no factory can be made by simply making announcements without required provisions, Prabhu said “we have said 100 stations will get WiFi service this year and we will do it. We do not make false announcements”.