Indian Railways is all set to provide free wi-fi at all railway stations except the halt stations. This move does not involve any extra expenditure on Indian Railways' accounts, said Minister of State of Railways Shri Rajen Gohain in a written reply to a question in Lok Sabha on Wednesday.
Last year, Railway Telecommunication Company RailTel partnered Google Inc to provide free Wi-Fi at the stations.
Altogether 707 stations have been provided with Wi-Fi facility till date even as the target for 2018-19 was to provide connectivity to 500 stations.
So, while waiting for your train at the station, you can check important mails or scroll through your Facebook feed.
Here is a step-by-step guide on how to access free wi-fi at the railway stations:
Step 1: Open your wifi settings in your smartphone to find the available networks
Step 2: Select RailWire network and tap on it
Step 3: Open your internet browser and type railwire.co.in in the address bar
Step 4: Once you click on the link, you will be asked to enter your mobile number
Step 5: Enter your 10-digit mobile number
Step 6: You will receive a unique OTP via SMS. This OTP is your Wi-FI password
Step 7: Go to the login page and enter the OTP in the place of the password
Step 8: You are successfully connected to the RailWire network. You will also receive a confirmation message that "You are online".
You will get high-speed Wi-Fi for the first hour and then the connection speed will be slowed down to allow more users to join the network.