Google’s partnership with RailTel to introduce its free Wi-Fi offering in select Indian railway stations seems to be doing wonders.
According to a new report, this offering, known as RailWire, is supposedly used by about 300,000 people on a weekly basis, which tells us that it’s catching on with the customers.
While it might seem like a small figure given the number of people that travel by train every day, it must be remembered that most users don’t spend a lot of time on the stations.
So to have about 300,000 users using the service on a weekly basis is certainly not a bad start.
Google will be bringing the service to another hundred railway stations by the end of this year and the number will be expanded by a further 400 over the next two years.
This is a step in the right direction from Google and an effort to modernize Indian railways.
We have already seen several steps taken by the Railway Ministry to change the face of Indian Railways with new reforms and cleanliness drives observed all over the country.
Something as basic as free Wi-Fi is yet another feather in the Railway Ministry’s cap. The free Wi-Fi service can be found in Allahabad, Bhopal, Bhubaneswar, Ernakulam, Guwahati, Jaipur, Kacheguda Patna, Pune, Raipur, Ranchi Ujjain Junction, Vijayawada and Vishakhapatnam.