Mysuru, June 25:- As part of the Digital India initiative, the South Western Railway (SWR) has achieved a land mark of installing high speed Wi-Fi service at 115 railway stations in Karnataka which includes 32 stations in Mysuru Division.
According to a press release from the railways, “SWR meticulously followed “Mission Wi-Fi “ and now has commissioned the same in as many as 115 stations within 18 months. All the main stations of SWR are connected with high speed Wi-Fi such as Bengaluru, Yesvantpur, Mysuru and Hubballi.
All district headquarters except Madikeri are covered along with all tier-2 city rail heads and identified smart cities. Majority of taluk headquarters that have railway stations have now been provided with WI-FI network.”
“To provide Wi-Fi services at stations, access points are installed. Each access point covers 25 to 40 metres. All platforms and entry area within station limits are covered by access point. Multiple access points are provided at major stations whereas single access point is provided at rural stations. The maximum bandwidth allotted to each station is 1 GB.”
“The procedure to use railway Wi-Fi is simple and only needs entry of four digit code sent to mobile on to mobile/laptop. Once logged in, unlimited service can be availed. Internet access with a speed of up to 1 Mbps (upload) and 3 Mbps (download) is provided free to the users for the first 30 minutes in a day subsequently speed reduces to 64 Kbps. However, access to railway related site through Wi-Fi for information like PNR and train enquiry will continue to be free for unlimited time,” the press release stated. -KK