RailTel has entered into an Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Universal Service Obligation Fund (USOF) for providing Wi-Fi services at 200 rural railway stations.
As per the MoU, USOF/DoT shall fund both, the CAPEX and OPEX (for 1 year) incurred by RailTel for providing the Wi-Fi hotspots at 200 rural railway stations.
The work of provision of Wi-Fi is proposed to be taken up at balance stations. The project is being executed jointly by RailTel Corporation of India Limited with a group company of Google International for providing high speed Wi-Fi services at 438 stations of Indian Railways, with option open to extend further on mutual agreement.
The work since has been completed at 301 out of 438 railway stations and is in progress at balance stations.