Six railway stations in Assam, on the occasion of the 73rd Independence Day of India on August 15, get the gifts of hi-tech advancements as the railway stations are being provided with free WiFi services. Although this is not a new benefit for quite many railways stations based in other metro cities of the country, but for the railway stations in Assam, having free wifi connectivity is a matter that makes a difference.
However, the satisfying factor is that a total of 71 railways stations based across India were selected to avail the free wifi connectivity amongst which six railways stations fall in Assam. These railways stations in Assam include Gohpur, Harmoti, Helem, Nizborgaon, Taibahor and Dubia.
With the addition of the 71 new stations with free wifi services, the total number of railway stations to have free WiFi facility are now 2820. As the access of the internet has been a must in today’s age with almost every service made available through it, the number of internet users are fast increasing with time. however, at the same time, the demand fro the free wifi services are also pretty high. Reports says that in May this year, over two crore people had used the free WiFi facility provided at different railway stations of the country. This shows how much in demand the free wifi services are in the railway stations.
Notably, it is as part of Prime Minister Narendra Modi’s ‘Digital India’ initiative that the free wifi services are launched in several railway stations of the country. Public sector enterprise RailTel Corporation of India has taken this initiative as a part of its objective to create nationwide broadband, telecom and multimedia network as this will lead Indian Railways to bring a modernisation to the train control operations and safety system.