Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railways(ECoRly) has extended free Wi-Fi serices in small stations like Keonjhargarh, Paradip, Tikiri and Bisam Cuttack railway stations.

The free Wi-Fi services would be available soon in few other small stations like Malatipatpur, Sakhigopal, Birapurusottampur, Delang, Motori, Retang, Mancheswar, Barang, Gopalpur Balikuda under ECoR’s jurisdiction .

The ECoRly general manager, Umesh Singh, reviewed the progress of Wi-Fi services and advised all concerned officials to expedite the work of Wi-Fi services connection in small stations so that rural and tribal people can also be benefited with array of online services.

“These stations will now gain the distinguished status of having high-speed internet facility in the country for its thousands of passengers who travel everyday by trains. Being a public service Wi-Fi facility not just provided to railway passengers but also to people from all sections of society who are frequenting railway stations”, said a ECoRly spokesperson.

Wi-Fi services have already been provided at Bhubaneswar, Cuttack, Puri, Khurda, Berhampur, Jajpur Keonjhar Road, Bhadrak, Visakhapatnam, Vizianagram, Rayagada, Srikakulam, Palasa and Sambalpur railway stations in the ECoRly jurisdiction

The Railway Board has recently approved the provision of Wi-Fi hotspots at 200 rural  and remote stations through Universal Services Obligation Fund (USOF) and the work will be executed by Railtel.