The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has provided free Wi-Fi facility at 168 railway stations and work is on in the remaining 195 stations of the zone to make the service available at the earliest.
Talking about the Wi-Fi facility at the stations under the zone, Sanjive Roy, General Manager of NFR, said, “NFR is an important zone of the Indian Railways. Having Wi-Fi facility at 168 stations of this zone will prove to be helpful for the passengers. The response to Wi-Fi service at railway stations of the zone has been phenomenal. With the number of stations increasing with each passing day, the Wi-Fi facility is reaching more and more people.”
Sameer Dikshit, Principal Chief Signal & Telecommunication Engineer of NFR, said, “Right now, the pace of execution is very fast and we will complete the target of covering the remaining stations of the zone during Phase-II within the targeted period.”
Free Wi-Fi services to passengers are being provided under ‘RailWire’ brand, which is the retail broadband initiative of RailTel.
“Designed to offer users the best Internet experience, Wi-Fi will be available to any user who has a smartphone with working mobile connection for KYC considerations,” said Pranav Jyoti Sharma, whose term as NFR Chief Public Relations Officer (CPRO) ended on Friday.
All major stations within NFR jurisdiction were covered with Wi-Fi facility in Phase-I. Majority of the district headquarters that have railway stations have now been provided with Wi-Fi network. In Phase-II, work on the installation of Wi-Fi in other stations has been taken up.
Of the stations under Phase-II, a total of 100 stations were provided with Wi-Fi connectivity in 41 days till August 21.