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How you can connect to Wi-FI at railway stations

Indian Railway Catering and Tourism Corporation (IRCTC) not only provides the facility of train ticket bookings, cancellations, refunds, tour bookings, flight bookings, but the exclusive e-ticketing and catering partner of the Railways
also facilitates free Wi-Fi services to all the passengers travelling on the Indian Railways network. Indian Railways had decided to provide Wi-Fi broadband facility to Railway passengers at major railway stations in a move to contribute towards the fulfilment of PM’s Digital India initiative.

RailTel has been created for the purpose of providing Wi-Fi at railway stations. RailTel has partnered with Google for setting up a fast Wi-Fi network, initially covering 400 stations for providing fast Wi-Fi to millions of passengers every day. Wi-Fi services to passengers are being provided under ‘Railwire’, the retail Broadband distribution model of RailTel, IRCTC said. Railwire Wi-Fi is available to all users who have a working mobile connection on a smartphone. 

According to the IRCTC, RailTel Wi-Fi services, once implemented fully, shall be one of the largest public Wi-Fi projects in the world. IRCTC Wi-Fi service provides high-speed connectivity for viewing uninterrupted high definition video, download of movies, songs, games to the passengers at the railway station. RailTel is entitled to provide high-speed end-to-end network connectivity on fiber, while Google is responsible for providing the radio access network along with technical support.

A person can use the RailTel Wi-Fi services by connecting to the RailWire network. In order to connect to the RailWire network, you are required to go to the Wi-Fi settings and select RailWire network and open in the browser. Enter the phone number on the window opened and click on ‘RECEIVE SMS’. Enter the 4-digit one-time password (OTP) received through SMS and press 'DONE'. Following these steps, the Wi-Fi facility will be enabled in your smartphone.

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