NFR becomes first railway zone to complete provision of Wi-Fi in 100 stations
168 railway stations in NE are now Wi-Fi enabled
Dimapur, Aug. 24 (EMN): The Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR) has become the first railway zone in the eastern region to complete the provision of Wi-Fi in 100 stations within a span of just 41 days.
Out of 363 railway stations under Northeast Frontier Railway (NFR), 168 stations have been provided with free Wi-Fi facility, said Chief Public Relations Officer P J Sharma.
All major stations within NFR jurisdiction were covered with Wi-Fi facility in phase-I. Majority of the district headquarters that have railway stations have now been provided with Wi-Fi network, he said.
In Phase-II, 295 stations on NFR are being taken up for installation of Wi-Fi and work has been completed in 100 stations on August 21, Sharma said.
To fulfil Prime Minister’s Digital India initiative, the Ministry of Railways had proposed to provide free Wi-Fi facility to rail users in 4791 railway stations across the country.
“Wi-Fi installation is going on under Corporate Social Responsibility by M/s Tata Trust in 100 days target. RailTel Corporation of India, a public sector undertaking owning a pan India optic fiber network along the track, is the executing agency,” Sharma said. Talking about the Wi-Fi at the stations of NFR, NFR General Manager Sanjive Roy said “NFR is an important zone of Indian Railways.
Stating that the response to the Wi-Fi at railway stations of NFR has been phenomenal, he said that with number of stations increasing with each passing day the facility is reaching more and more people.
“Right now, the pace of execution is very high and we will complete the target of 295 stations during Phase-II within the targeted time,” said Principal Chief Signal & Telecommunication Engineer Sameer Dikshit.