Free Wi-Fi service at Naharlagun Railway Station

ITANAGAR, May 8: The Naharlagun Railway Station has received free Wi-Fi facility with the launch of high speed free Wi-Fi by the Deputy Chief Minister, Chowna Mein Tuesday.
Mein in his inaugural speech said, “The launch of free Wi-Fi is another step towards digital connectivity” and added that it would fill the digital divide of the country and contribute towards fulfilment of the prime minister’s Digital India initiative.
He informed that under BharatNet project, executed by RailTel with the full support of Arunachal Pradesh Government, most of the districts, blocks, circles and gram panchayats will be connected with high speed internet very soon, which will further bridge the gap of digital divide and enhance the services of e-governance, e-education, e-medical, etc.
He added that the enhanced digital connectivity will further facilitate smooth implementation of GST in the state and informed that after the implementation of GST, revenue collection of the state has also increased.
Mein said that with the railway line and air connectivity coming up at various places there will be tremendous improvement in the connectivity in all sectors.
Lauding the initiative, Parliamentary Secretary for PWD & UD, Techi Kaso requested the department of IT & Communication to extend such projects to nearby villages for the larger benefit of the local population.
He said that since the local villages nearby mostly consist of land donors for the railways, employment opportunities should also be given to them.
Capital Complex DC cum Special Secretary for IT, Prince Dhawan informed that the government is focusing on improving digital connectivity and employing all means to expand connectivity up to village level.
He also informed that 407 gram panchayats will have internet connectivity by the end of December 2018 and 100 gram panchayats will be connected by fibre by AirJaldi.
He further said that Free Space Optical Communication (FSOC) technology will be brought-in in the state to connect remote locations and the main focus is on using RailWire for fibre based connectivity.
Assistant Divisional Railway Manager, Santosh Kumar Sharma and DGM RailTel, Prakash Ratray informed that the launch of free Wi-Fi at the railway station is part of the Indian Railways’ initiative to provide free Wi-Fi facility to rail users at major railway stations.
Under this initiative, RailTel has taken the lead and is providing Wi-Fi services at 400 A1 & A category stations across the country in technology partnership with Google, in which Wi-Fi services on more than 200 railway stations have already been formally inaugurated.
With this facility, railway passengers can remain connected while waiting for their trains. They can also use this facility for streaming high quality videos, do their office work online, download games for their journey, download movies, research on their destination, etc.
One can connect to the free Wi-Fi by registering their mobile number at Wi-Fi network ‘Railwire’ and by entering the four-digit number password sent to their mobile number.