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GOVERNMENT OF INDIA

MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

RAJYA SABHA

 UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1747

ANSWERED ON 09.03.2018

 

FREE WI-FI SERVICE BY RAILTEL

 

 

1747. SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR:

 

Will the Minister of RAILWAYS be pleased to state:

 

(a) the number of railway stations in the country providing RailTel free Wi-Fi, State-wise;

 

(b) the amount of data consumed per month, State-wise;

 

(c) the cost incurred by RailTel in providing free Wi-Fi services, till now; and

 

(d) whether Government plans to setup free Wi-Fi facilities at all railway stations of the country?

 

 

 

ANSWER 

 

MINISTER OF STATE IN THE MINISTRY OF RAILWAYS

 (SHRI RAJEN GOHAIN)

 

 

(a): Wi-Fi facilities have been provided at a total of 425 Railway Stations in various States, the details of which are appended as Appendix – I.

 

(b): Data consumed at Railway Stations in various States for the month of January 2018 is appended as Appendix-II.

 

(c): Till now RailTel has approved works amounting to ` 103.69 Cr. for providing Wi-Fi services at 638 Railway Stations on Indian Railways.

 

(d): Yes, Sir.

 

 

 

APPENDIX-I REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (a) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1747 BY SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 09.03.2018 REGARDING FREE WI-FI SERVICE BY RAILTEL.

 

(a):  Details of Stations (State-wise) where Wi-Fi Internet Facility has been provided: -

 

S.No.Name of StateNumber of Stations Commissioned

 

1.Andhra Pradesh51
2.Assam7
3.Bihar17
4.Chhattisgarh7
5.Delhi8
6.Goa0
7.Gujarat23
8.Haryana25
9.Himachal Pradesh2
10.Jammu & Kashmir1
11.Jharkhand6
12.Karnataka13
13.Kerala5
14.Madhya Pradesh27
15.Maharashtra47
16.Nagaland1
17Odisha21
18.Punjab10
19.Rajasthan18
20.TamilNadu25
21.Telangana8
22.Uttar Pradesh72
23.Uttarakhand3
24.West Bengal22
25.Arunachal Pradesh0
26.Tripura5
27.Meghalaya0
28.Mizoram0
29.Sikkim0
30.UT Chandigarh1
Total425

 

 

APPENDIX-II REFERRED TO IN REPLY TO PART (b) OF UNSTARRED QUESTION NO.1747 BY SHRI RAJEEV CHANDRASEKHAR ANSWERED IN RAJYA SABHA ON 09.03.2018 REGARDING FREE WI-FI SERVICE BY RAILTEL.

 

 

(b):  Details of Data consumed (State-wise) – Wi-Fi Services: -

 

S.No.Name of StateAggregate Data Consumed (approx.) for the month of Jan- 2018 (Tera Bytes – TB)

 

1.Andhra Pradesh369.30
2.Telangana216.94
3.Assam60.52
4.Bihar499.17
5.Jharkhand185.49
6.Gujarat253.76
7.Haryana107.04
8.Himachal Pradesh1.59
9.Jammu & Kashmir26.61
10.Karnataka276.34
11.Kerala178.72
12.Madhya Pradesh335.98
13.Chhattisgarh187.33
14.Maharashtra1593.47
15.Goa--
16.Arunachal Pradesh--
17.Manipur--
18.Meghalaya--
19.Mizoram--
20.Nagaland10.69
21.Tripura--
22.Sikkim--
23.Odisha319.14
24.Punjab92.70
25.Rajasthan270.03
26.Tamil Nadu411.14
27.Uttar Pradesh1021.40
28.Uttarakhand38.23
29.West Bengal594.76
30.NCT of Delhi (UT)373.85
31.Andaman and Nicobar (UT)--
32.Chandigarh (UT)25.97
33.Dadar & Nagar Haveli (UT)--
34.Puducherry (UT)--
35.Daman & Diu (UT)--
36.Lakshadweep (UT)--
Total7450.17

 

 

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