On World Wi-Fi Day, all 15 railway stations in the Kashmir Valley, including Srinagar have become a part of one of the world's largest integrated public WiFi networks.
Union Railway Minister, Commerce & Industries and Consumer Affairs, Food & Public Distribution Piyush Goyal announced, "Today, on World Wi-Fi Day, I am delighted to announce that Srinagar and 14 stations of the Kashmir Valley have become a part of one the largest integrated public Wi-Fi network in the world connecting 6000+ stations across the country."
Union Minister further stated, "All the stations of Valley now have public Wi-Fi. It is a crucial step for Digital India mission and will go a long way in connecting the unconnected. I convey my appreciation to the team Indian Railways and RailTel, which has worked tirelessly to achieve this remarkable feat."
According to the Indian Railway Ministry, the Wi-Fi service at stations will be available to anyone who has a smartphone with a proper mobile connection for KYC considerations.
Access to WiFi service will connect different communities and will open up a world for opportunities,growth and innovation.
According to the Indian Railways, the 15 stations in Kashmir valley which are now integrated with high speed Wi-Fi are Baramula, Hamre, Pattan, Mazhom, Budgam, Srinagar, Pampore, Kakapora, Avantipura, Panzgam, Bijbehara, Anantnag, Sadura, Qazigund, and Banihal. With this step, all the stations of the Kashmir valley has now public Wi-Fi.