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Railways 'Railwire Saathi' Wi-Fi kiosks to provide array of online services at 500 remote rail stations

Railways Will Set Up Wi-Fi Hotspot Kiosks At About 500 Stations And Help People Access An Array Of Online Services, Including Various Government Schemes.

News Nation Bureau | Edited By : Gautam Lalotra | Updated on: 26 Mar 2017, 01:22:27 PM
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New Delhi:

Railways will set up Wi-Fi hotspot kiosks at about 500 stations and help people access an array of online services, including various government schemes. This inniative has been undertaken by the Railways to to provide connectivity in remote areas.

Christened as Railwire Saathi, the Wi-Fi kiosks will function like a PCO for Digital India and enable people to use services like e-commerce, online banking, offer them access to open school/university and insurance schemes, e-ticketing for train and bus services among others. 

Automated form filling, mobile and DTH recharge are other services which the Railwire Saathi is expected to provide in areas with limited connectivity. 

The Railwire Saathi aims to provide connectivity to the unconnected and at the same time offer jobs opportunities in rural areas, a senior Railway Ministry official said. 

The Railwire Saathi is a Wi-Fi entrepreneurship model where unemployed youths, preferably women, can be trained and supported to set up a Wi-Fi hotspot and provide a platform to online services which will make the business sustainable, he said.

RailTel, the telecom arm of railways, would execute the scheme across the country. Though there are various schemes for minorities, farmers, common man and many avenues for completing education, people in remote areas are generally not aware of them or find it difficult to access them, said the official.

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First Published : 26 Mar 2017, 01:13:00 PM

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