The historic Chennai Central railway station is probably to become the first station in Tamil Nadu to get Google’s Wi-Fi network coverage.
Officials of RailTel Corporation have said that plans are already ongoing to make the railway station Wi-Fi covered by March, 2016. This is part of Google’s initiative along with RailTel to bring Wi-Fi coverage to 100 railway stations in India.
The pilot project in the Central railway station has been on process since September 2014 and from March, 2016 onwards it will provide faster 1 GB per second internet connectivity to travelers. The RailTel Corporation will provide the broadband service wherein Google will provide the network access points.
Google CEO Sundar Pichai has also selected six more railway stations from TN to get Wi-Fi coverage including Egmore, Tambaram, Arakkonam, Coimbatore, Madurai and Tiruchirappalli. These stations will get the coverage by the end of 2016.
This initiative of Google to provide Wi-Fi facility to Indian railways will first come into action at the iconic Mumbai Central Station in coming January.
Source: New Indian Express