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ECoR to Provide Free Wi-Fi at Stations Linking Tribal Areas

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Last Updated: November 16, 2017, 11:24 IST

ECoR to Provide Free Wi-Fi at Stations Linking Tribal Areas (photo for representation)

ECoR to Provide Free Wi-Fi at Stations Linking Tribal Areas (photo for representation)

East Coast Railway General Manager Umesh Singh reviewed the progress of Wi-Fi services and advised all officials concerned to provide Wi-Fi services in small stations so that rural and tribal people can also be benefited.

The ECoR has decided to provide free Wi-Fi services in small stations that link remote and tribal dominated areas across Odisha. East Coast Railway General Manager Umesh Singh reviewed the progress of Wi-Fi services and advised all officials concerned to provide Wi-Fi services in small stations so that rural and tribal people can also be benefited. This will be a part of ECoR's Digital India initiative. Wi-Fi services will be provided in small railway stations such as Keonjhargarh, Paradeep and Bisam Cuttack stations by East Coast Railway (ECoR), an ECoR statement said.

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The statement also said that RailTel will provide the facility at stations such as Malatipatpur, Sakhigopal, Birapurusottampur, Delang, Motori, Retang, Mancheswar, Barang, Gopalpur and Balikuda. Besides railway passengers, free Wi-Fi will also be available for local people, who visit railway stations for some purpose, the release said. Wi-Fi services have already been provided at Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Khurda, Berhampur, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagram, Rayagada, Srikakulam and Sambalpur stations, an ECoR official said

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first published:November 16, 2017, 11:24 IST
last updated:November 16, 2017, 11:24 IST