Free WiFi service launched at Secunderabad railway station

By  SURESH KRISHNAMOORTHY  www.thehindu.com

Telangana Minister for Information Technology K.T. Rama Rao on Tuesday announced that in a year’s time, the City of Pearls would turn into a WiFi hub, a much-awaited announcement that was made as soon as the new State was carved out of Andhra Pradesh.

From eGovernance, India was fast moving towards mobile governance, he said, pointing out that of an estimated 120 crore population, 75 crore of the people had mobile phones in their hands. Of this, about 32 crore were smartphones, a number that was growing rapidly, he explained.

On Tuesday, Secunderabad railway station became the first in South Central Railway and the sixth across the Indian Railways to offer free WiFi to passengers for a half an hour duration, after Ahmedabad, Bengaluru, Chennai, New Delhi and Varanasi.

The facility was inaugurated by Union Minister of State for Labour and Employment Bandaru Dattatreya in the presence of Mr. Rama Rao and SCR General Manager P.K. Srivastava. More info

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