Railway stations on Shimla route now free Wi-Fi zones

NEW DELHI: Fifteen stations on the Kalka-Shimla route are now free Wi-Fi zones, said an official of the Northern Railway.

Railway stations on Shimla route now free Wi-Fi zones

Now, the internet facility is available at all stations, Barog, Dharampur, Gumman, Koti, Kumarhatti Dagshai, Sanwara, Taksal, Kandaghat, Salogra, Kanoh, Kaithlighat, Shoghi, Tara Devi, Jutogh and Summerhill.

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New Delhi, January 10

Fifteen stations on the Kalka-Shimla route are now free Wi-Fi zones, said an official of the Northern Railway.

He said earlier, this facility was available only at three stations, Kalka, Shimla and Solan in the section. Now, the facility was available at all stations which include Barog, Dharampur, Gumman, Koti, Kumarhatti Dagshai, Sanwara, Taksal, Kandaghat, Salogra, Kanoh, Kaithlighat, Shoghi, Tara Devi, Jutogh and Summerhill.

The broadband internet connectivity had been made live with ‘RailWire’ Wi-Fi by RailTel, which is a Mini Ratna PSU under the Ministry of Railways.

RailTel had successfully provided high-speed Wi-Fi at 746 stations across India, catering to more than eight million users per month, the official said.

The PSU provides one of the largest and fastest public Wi-Fi networks of the world. Designed to offer users the best internet experience, RailWire Wi-Fi is available to any user who has a smartphone with working mobile connection for KYC considerations.

Explaining the modalities of how to use the free RailWire Wi-Fi facility at the stations, Puneet Chawla, CMD of RailTel, said the users had to switch on the Wi-Fi mode in the smartphone and select the RailWire Wi-Fi network. The RailWire homepage automatically appears on the smartphone, the user has to enter his mobile number on this homepage along with the OTP which the user will get in the form of SMS .

After verification the users will be connected to the high-speed internet service. The Northern Railway was also planning to provide other world-level facilities on the Kalka-Shimla railway corridor, the official said.

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