PM-WANI based public WiFi scheme launched at 100 railway stations

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RailTel, a Mini Ratna PSU, has launched Prime Minister Wi-Fi Access Network Interface (PM-WANI) scheme across 100 railway stations in the country.

  • This public-friendly service was launched by RailTel chairman and managing director Puneet Chawla on 9 May. 

  • To access this WiFi network, Android users can download the mobile app 'Wi-Dot' available on Google Play Store.

  • This app is developed in collaboration with C-DOT.

  • This method is in addition to the existing method of accessing WiFi at these stations through the conventional method of selecting RailWire Service Set Identifier (SSID). 

  • RailTel's WiFi network is now spread across 6,102 railway stations across the country and has 17,792 WiFi hotspots.

  • About PM-WANI  Scheme

  • PM-WANI is an ambitious program of the Department of Telecommunications (DoT) to connect all silo Wi-Fi networks for ease of use and increase broadband usage for the public.

  • The main objective of this scheme is to provide Wi-Fi facilities at all public places.

  • The government plans to extend PM-Vani-based reach of RailTel's public Wi-Fi services to all 6,102 railway stations in a phased manner by the end of June 2022.

  • Through this scheme now every citizen of the whole country can be connected to the internet.

  • It will also be easy to do business through this scheme.

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