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Jalandhar railway station starts free wi-fi facility

punjab Updated: Dec 02, 2016 16:35 IST
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Passengers using free wi-fi at the railway station in Jalandhar on Thursday. (Sikander Singh Chopra/HT)

The Ferozepur railway division has started free wi-fi facility at the city railway station.

A railway official informed that free wi-fi facility is available at all the platforms and it does not cover the circulation area.

It is to be mentioned that though all railway officials at station were informed about the facility, no information boards were placed at station for the awareness of general public.

How to avail the facility
  • For availing the wi-fi facility, users have to turn on the wi-fi feature in their mobile phones that will ask to enter their mobile number. After giving the number, the users will receive one-time password (OTP) through SMS and entering that password will enable the wi-fi connection. The users can avail the facility for 24 hours. Initially, full-speed internet will be provided, which will get slowed down after an hour.

Jalandhar railway station was among 500 railway stations across nation shortlisted to have wi-fi facility. Under centrally-sponsored ‘Digital India’ campaign, at least 100 railway stations will be wi-fi enabled by the end of this year.

The entire project is being carried out under RailTel Corporation of India, a government of India enterprise. It focuses on providing broadband and multimedia networks across the country in addition to the modernisation of train operations and administration network system. RailTel has collaborated with Google for this project.