Indian Railways, RailTel and Google today launched free WiFi at the Mumbai Central station, asexpected. “The Wi-Fi will be entirely free to start and the long-term goal will be making this self-sustainable to allow for expansion to more stations and places, with RailTel and other partners, in the future,” said Google.“Also, to make sure that a few people spending all day in the station downloading lots of big files don’t slow down the network for everyone, users might notice a drop in speed after their first hour on the network. Most people should still be able to do the things they’ll want to do online,” added Google.
To access the internet with RailWire, you need to connect to RailWire network from your WiFi settings, go to railwire.co.in from your browser, enter your mobile number in the WiFi login screen and request for OTP SMS. Once you have received the 4-digit OTP code, enter it in the login screen and press ‘Done’. You will see a checkmark and will be connected.Google already said that 100 more stations will be operational by the end of 2016, connecting more than 10 million people who pass through every day. Today it said that Allahabad, Patna, Jaipur and Ranchi will be the next stations that will get free WiFi.