Wi-Fi starting at 500 Remote Rail Stations to Provide E-services

Wi-Fi hotspot kiosks

Good News – A new way has been stated to connect routes and aim for better connectivity on . Government has decided that Railways will set up Wi-Fi hotspot kiosks at about 500 stations and help people. The help includes in this will be followed such as  to provide online services, including  inforamtion and benefits of many government schemes.

Wi-Fi starting at 500 Remote Rail Stations to Provide E-services

PM modi said google will provide help in building 500 wifiless railway stations .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.Railwire Saathi aims to provide connectivity to the unconnected and at the same time offer jobs opportunities in rural areas.

Dual aim – providing jobs as well as connectivity –While Railways is equipping about 400 stations with free Wi-Fi service in association with Google, this scheme has dual aim – providing jobs as well as connectivity. This scheme will take place in May officials said.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.

Railwire Saathi will help in disseminating information about various government schemes like Pradhan Mantri Ujjwal Yojana, Pradhan Mantri Mudra Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Atal Pension Yojna, Pradhan Mantri Jeevan Beema Yojna and Pradhan Mantri Surakhya Beema Yojna among others.\

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