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Google Railwire WiFi Launched in Mumbai is now available at 100 Railway Stations across India

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As it has Promised Earlier, Google today announced that it had established the Railwire Wi-Fi services at Udhagamandalam (Ooty), which is the 100th railway station to get its Wi-Fi services in India.

More than 5 million users, the Google Railwire Wi-Fi is helping millions of Indians see the benefits of Internet. According to the latest reports, daily 15000 first time users connecting to the network, company said in a statement.

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Google already told that it would start high-speed Wi-Fi across 400 stations in India in partnership with Railtel. Now today it said that it would continue to set up high-speed Wi-Fi in the next 300 stations.

Apart from this, Google has recently introduced Google Station which gives partners an easy set of taxes to roll-out Wi-Fi hotspots in public places. Regarding the set-up of high-speed Railwire at the 100th station in India, County Head-Connectivity, Google India, Gulzar said, “We are delighted to reach the milestone of 100 as a part of Railwire Wi-Fi set up.

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It is an unbelievable feeling to look back and see how far we have come since we announced that we were associating with Indian Railways and RailTel to provide Wi-Fi at 400 railway stations throughout the country. The most inspiring thing to us is the stories of how people are using this High-Speed access to the full and open internet. They are using Railwire Wi-Fi to be more prolific with their time and to get things done more professionally.

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Google is also saying that its high-speed Wi-Fi at railway stations allows travellers to connect with their family and friends with Voice calling and Video calling apps.

The company proved its Wi-Fi speed with a real time example of Bhotu, a migrant worker from Bihar who travels to Rajasthan for work who said, “Usually in travelling, I don’t have a good connection. Now after using the free Wi-Fi, I got excited and thrilled with speed. I had called my wide, and the voice and picture clarity was so good.

Now, Google plans to take-off high-speed Wi-Fi across 400 stations in India in collaboration with Railtel.

Google Free High-Speed Wifi Arrives at 10 Railway Stations in India

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Google free high speed Wi-Fi is now set up in Ten railway stations in collaboration with Railtel. Google in collaboration with Railtel, as a part of Digital India Initiation program announces that the service will be available at 100 stations by the end of the year.

All Indian train stations where free Google Wi-Fi is available
  • Mumbai
  • Bhopal
  • Bhubaneswar
  • Ernakulam Jn
  • Kacheguda
  • Raipur
  • Ranchi
  • Vijaywada
  • Vishakhapatnam
  • Pune

Railtel is the telecom arm of Indian Railways and Google India. Streaming of high Definition videos besides online searches, new games or e-book downloads will make the passengers trains wait delightful with this service. Passengers can also order food using a range of apps as they pass through major stations

The service is launched on Sunday at Bhubaneswar railway station by Railway Minister Mr. Suresh Prabhu and Minister of state for Railways Manoj Sinha. The facility benefits 1.4 lakh visitors daily at Bhubaneswar station. Mr. Prabhu said the service will be shortly launched in Puri and Cuttack railway stations of the state. He added a detail that the service will be made available in Puri before the Puri Jagannath Chariot (Rath Yatra) in July this year, and Cuttack station is facilitated by the end of the year.

Officially said that the service will be available round the clock, but sources in the East Coast Railway said that they might put a time limit for the service. The service is available now for all the smartphone users in 9 other railway stations: Vijayawada, Visakhapatnam, Kacheguda (Hyderabad), Ernakulam (kochi), Bhopal, Ranchi and Raipur. The service will accessible from next week at Jaipur, Ujjain and Allahabad railway stations.


Google says the expansion will allow 1.5M people every day to access the web with no charge. It hopes to reach 90 more stations this year and eventually cover 300 more. To connect India to the Internet is the initiated by CEO Sundar Pichai outlined last December. Past month, the managing director for South East Asia and Indian Rajan Anandan stated that the company was in talk with the local telecom service providers to begin testing project Loon.

The service can be accessed by passengers and visitors by selecting “Railwire” network and then browse railwire.co.in after that the user need to enter the mobile number on the login screen and click “Receive SMS”. A four digit code is generated and sent to the registered mobile number which will enable the user to use the free Wi-Fi service on entering the code.

“The loopholes in the service since its launch at Mumbai central are plugged,” said Mr. R. K. Bahuguna   Chairman and Managing Director of Railtel. “Passengers can now access high-speed Internet through our optical fibre communication network. With our partnership with Google, we are confident of rolling out a robust service at railway stations in the country,” said Mr. Bahuguna.

“We are scaling up our efforts to roll out quickly to cover some of the smaller stations where connectivity is limited. As internet adoption grows in India, easy and affordable access to high-speed networks is the real need of the hour. With 100 stations live, this project will be the largest publicly accessible high speed Wi-Fi network in the country, but our real hope is that this project will set new benchmarks in delivering reliable and consistent connectivity in the country,” Gulzar Azad, Head of Access Project, Google India, said.