Railway minister Suresh Prabhu to launch free wi-fi facility at 28 stations in Konkan Railway

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Union Railway Minister Suresh Prabhu. (Source: PTI photo/File)

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Railway minister Suresh Prabhu will inaugurate the free wi-fi facility at 28 stations of Konkan Railway

The wi-fi service will be provided at stations located between Kolad and Madure

As part of the government’s ‘Digital India’ campaign, Joister has so far set up total 700 free wi-fi hotspots in Mumbai, Navi Mumbai, Pune, Thane, Satara and Solapur

“Recently, Maharashtra police department gave its consent to us to set up free wi-fi services in Solapur, Konkan, Pune and Satara police stations, as well as in the offices of senior police officials

About Konkan railway:

The Konkan Railway is a subsidiary zone of the Indian Railways.

It is one of the 17 zones of the Indian Railways but without any divisional structure unlike other railways zones in India.

It is operated by Konkan Railway Corporation, headquartered at CBD Belapur in Navi Mumbai, Maharashtra.

The first passenger train ran on Konkan railway tracks on 20 March 1993 between Udupi and Mangaluru

During its initial years of operation in the mountainous Konkan region, a spate of accidents prompted Konkan Railway to investigate new technologies.

The anti-collision devices, the Sky Bus and RORO are a few of the innovations from Konkan Railway

It was the missing link between Mumbai, Maharashtra and Mangaluru, Karnataka and further to the south western coastal cities of India. The 741 km (461 mi) line connects Maharashtra, Goa and Karnataka states in India.

The first train on the completed track was flagged off on January 26, 1998, the Republic Day of India.

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