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400 Railway Stations in India to have Wi-Fi Set by Google

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Published on : Sep 29, 2015

Google is to give fast open Wi-Fi in 400 Indian railway stations carrying a large number of travelers consistently, giving the organization a vital progress in the nation. The Internet titan is working with the RailTel and Indian Railways, a legislature claimed supplier of information infrastructure for the railways, to at first cover 100 of the busiest stations in India before the end of 2016. The principal stations are relied upon to come online in the forthcoming months. 

India's railways has the ability of carrying 21 million individuals day by day and it targets to make limit for 30 million travelers in the following five years, with track length additionally set up by 20% to around 138,000 kilometers. India at present has around 300 million individuals effectively on the web. India's Prime Minister Narendra Modi went to Google's headquarters on 27 September as an effort to push rustle up backing from Silicon Valley organizations in support of his Digital India project, which expects to associate more Indians via the Internet. 

On Sunday, Modi likewise went to Facebook's headquarters where there was a Town Hall Q&A for which the organization said it had gotten more than 40,000 inquiries from the Facebook group. Both Facebook and Google have introduced advancement centered projects in India. Both organizations, on the other hand, additionally have issues in India. 

Facebook's Internet.org application as well as mobile website, renamed Free Basics by Facebook a week ago, has been condemned for making a number of free internet services including its own particular for low-salary clients. The organization has said it has opened up the venture to any intrigued developer, under specific conditions. Google is in the interim being examined by the Competition Commission of India for anti-competitive activities in its promoting projects.