Bangalore City Railway station to be Wi-Fi enabled.

The Hindu : Karnataka / Bangalore News : Bangalore City Railway station to be wi-fi enabled
The station will soon become perhaps the first wi-fi enabled railway station in the country. —->That’s what the report says, but that’s not the case.


An interesting idea. But am definitely skeptical about how successful the process of implementing it, will be.

Am not going to brag about how Bangalore is great for being home to one of the the country’s cities that have a Wi-Fi enabled station, until it begins, and functions ‘properly’ at that, with un-interrupted signals, and costs that are reasonable. But it’s quite a move, and a stand-out considering some other projects that have helped make Bangalore a wired city.

Update: It’s not the first Indian city that is to have a Wi-Fi Enabled station. -> Prabhu tells us.

Other Cities such as Chennai and Madurai had this facility introduced in their railway stations long back.

An error of sorts in the report, must be regretted.
And I apologise for having continued on the report’s thread about Bangalore being the first, originally.

7 Comments so far

  1. F e r r a r i (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 5:52 pm

    Chennai Railway station is Wi-Fi enabled for quite sometime (More than 6 to 7 months, since it was installed). The speed is pretty good at chennai. Guess it should be the same here :)

  2. Mehak (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 6:22 pm

    There are many other issues to be dealt with in blr than making the railway station wi-fi enabled…
    All I am concerned about are the Roads,Water supply,offices being constructed in residential areas…the list is looooong :)

  3. rubic_cube (unregistered) on May 10th, 2006 @ 8:26 pm

    @ mehak – exactly my thoughts.

    btw, ramses – i have been ruminating abt this news piece since morning and listing done what can be done rather than wi-fi-ing it…

  4. F e r r a r i (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 10:39 am

    It doesnt matter if it is 1st or 10th :-) As long as Wi-Fi is there its good :)

    Mehak and RC,
    Indian Railways is one government entity, that is way ahead of other departments. Lets encourage them :-)

  5. Mehak (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 10:57 am

    Well i play no role in discouraging them….how many ppl will use wi-fi @ the stations…
    how about providing clean toilets instead

  6. ramses (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 11:04 am

    >>>Mehak and Rubic Cube, i don’t deny there are other thigns that need more attention.

    but isn;t it a bit hyporcrital to think only those areas need improvement?
    just accept what’s’s not at anyone’s loss anyway.

    Infrastructural growth will happen at its own pace, other newer ideas needn’t be put down for that…

    >>>Prabhu – :-)

    >>>Mehak: Well, the question of how can never have an answer. if we start asking “how many” it wouldn;’t really lead to a conlusive answer…on anything, and not just this topic.

  7. Mehak (unregistered) on May 11th, 2006 @ 12:42 pm

    “Infrastructural growth will happen at its own pace”…..Bangalore has grown exceptionally in terms of inflow of ppl/vehicles….if the infrastructure continues to grow at the same ‘Sarkari’ pace….boss we have hard times coming up then…..slight showers in the city…lead to chaotic traffic on hosur road plus the construction of the elevated road…
    guess am digressing from the topic
    Well i’d like to end my discussion now…I have never used the Bangalore Railway Station…as it takes ages to reach my place via train….n if i happen to be @ the bangalore station…i’ll most probably not be using the wi-fi enabled Cyber Cafe :)

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