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.

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