Indian Railways has successfully completed the work of providing free public Wi-Fi at 5500 stations across the country. This is a unique initiative as this Wi-Fi network is one of the largest Wi-Fi networks of the world.
To transform the Railway stations into the hub of Digital inclusion, Along the journey, RailTel, a Miniratna PSU under Ministry of Railways, has roped in partners like Google, Tata Trust, PGCIL for some parts of the project and also got funding from Department of Telecom USOF for 200 stations. The Wi-Fi is being provided under the brand name of RailWire.
Designed to offer users the best Internet experience, RailWire Wi-Fi at Railway stations will be available to any user who has a smartphone with working mobile connection for KYC considerations. To use the Wi-Fi the user has to switch on the Wi-Fi mode on the smartphone and select the RailWire Wi-Fi network. The RailWire homepage automatically appears on the smartphone. The user has to enter his or her mobile number on this homepage. The user will get one-time password (OTP) in form of SMS in the message box which has to be entered in the home page of RailWire. After entering OTP Users will be able to access high speed internet & can start internet browsing.