Get 30 Minutes Free Wi-Fi at Central Station

Published: 26th September 2014 06:00 AM  |   Last Updated: 26th September 2014 06:00 AM   |  A+A-


CHENNAI: Implementing one of the announcements made in the budget, Indian Railway has started offering free wi-fi service at the Chennai Central station from Thursday. This is a pilot project which will soon be rolled out in other A1 stations across the country.

The service was to be formally launched on Thursday by Union Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda. However, this has been postponed to Friday, though the service has already been made available to passengers. A kiosk has been opened at the station to serve customers.

According to a senior official, passengers can use up to 30 minutes of free wi-fi service. When one connects to the wi-fi, it will redirect to where passengers will have to register their mobile number. A one-time password will be sent to their mobile which will then have to be entered as code, the official explained.

After the 30-minute free service, passengers can pay for any additional service through internet banking or buy top-up cards at the kiosk. Frequent travellers can also avail a plan for 2, 3 and 5 hours, the validity for which will be two weeks. There will also be an unlimited plan charged at `499 per month.

The bandwidth on offer will be 512 kbps.

Stay up to date on all the latest Tamil Nadu news with The New Indian Express App. Download now


Disclaimer : We respect your thoughts and views! But we need to be judicious while moderating your comments. All the comments will be moderated by the editorial. Abstain from posting comments that are obscene, defamatory or inflammatory, and do not indulge in personal attacks. Try to avoid outside hyperlinks inside the comment. Help us delete comments that do not follow these guidelines.

The views expressed in comments published on are those of the comment writers alone. They do not represent the views or opinions of or its staff, nor do they represent the views or opinions of The New Indian Express Group, or any entity of, or affiliated with, The New Indian Express Group. reserves the right to take any or all comments down at any time.

flipboard facebook twitter whatsapp