Guwahati station, the gateway to India’s easternmost states, has just became the 15th train station in India to offer our free, high-speed Wi-Fi service. The other stations that have just come online include Allahabad, Jaipur, Patna and Ujjain Junction, following quickly on the heels of the nine stations announced last month.
As the network has expanded, the number of people logging in has as well – we’re thrilled that more than 300,000 people are now using this high-speed Wi-Fi each week.
But we’re not stopping there. Based on the incredible demand we’ve seen at Mumbai Central, the first station that came online in January, we’re now also working with RailTel and Indian Railways to extend the project to cover 17 of the busiest suburban stations across Mumbai, stations that more than 1.5 million people pass through every day, by the end of this year.
For any Mumbaikars out there, these stations will include Bandra Terminus, Borivali, Chattrapati Shivaji Terminus, Churchgate, Dadar, Kalyan, Kurla, Panvel, Thane and Vashi.
Here’s an updated map of the stations that now have Wi-Fi, and the stations we plan to reach by the end of the year:
Details about how to use the service are here, and keep watching this space as we continue to expand to more and more stations across the country.
Posted by Gulzar Azad, Head of Access Programs, Google India