26 small stations in Odisha become Wi-Fi enabled

Bhubaneswar: The East Coast Railway (ECoR) has installed Wi-Fi at 26 remote stations of Odisha for the benefit of passengers and local youths. The East Coast Railway Women's Welfare Organisation (ECoRWWO) has funded for installation and maintenance of this facility.

Recently, the ECoR has invited NGOs, corporate houses and local industries to provide free Wi-Fi at some small stations situated in their areas. According to the procedure, ECoR's women welfare organization president Madhulika Singh came forward and decided to provide free Wi-Fi services at small stations coming under ECoR.

As most of the stations are coming under 'E' category of the Railways, it would not have qualified under present norms to get free Wi-Fi services. "Hotspots have been created at these stations which enable people to use internet. They can browse online services of the government, study materials of educational institutions, e-ticketing and download information," said a senior railway officer.

The stations are- Koraput, Jeypore, Damanjodi, Laxmipur Road, Muniguda, Harishankar Road, Nawapara Road, Lanjigarh Road, Doikalu, Bissam Cuttack, Muribahal, Turekela Road, Lakna, Nayagarh, Porjanpur, Goaldih, Naranpur, Basantpur, Nilakantheswar, Harichandanpur, Chilikdara, Sagadapata, Tangiriapal, Tomka, Baghuapal and Sukinda Road.

12 commercial high-rises fail fire-safety tests in Cuttack

Cuttack: After inspecting fire safety measures at shopping malls and hotels in Puri, Bhubaneswar and other major towns in the State, the Fire Services...

DGP unveils Prevent cyber crime fraud booklet, felicitates 24 cops

Bhubaneswar: Director General of Police (DGP) Dr RP Sharma on Saturday released a booklet containing guidelines and advisories to bring public awarene...

Odia film stars Mihir Das, Anu join BJP

Bhubaneswar: Satyabadi MLA Ramaranjan Baliarsingh joined the saffron camp today in presence of Union Petroleum and Natural Gas Minister Dharmendra Pra...

Lathikata BDO, 2 assistant engineers arrested for bungling funds

Rourkela: Vigilance officers on Saturday morning arrested Sundargarh district's Lathikata BDO Purna Chandra Bhoi and two Assistant Engineers, Budheswa...