At the Indian Railways’ PSU RailTel’s 20th Foundation day on November 25, 2019 in New Delhi, Minister of Railways and Commerce & Industry, Piyush Goyal through video conferencing congratulated RailTel for its glorious journey. Goyal said that RailTel is truly a millennial PSU with a short history behind and a long future ahead. RailTel has done a remarkable job by bringing Wi-Fi to every nook and corner of the country through Wi-Fi service on 5400+ railway stations. Now that the RailTel is coming of age, it needs to aim for greater heights and become a Rs. 10,000 cr company in the coming years.
Praising the station Wi-Fi project of RailTel, Goyal said that the 5400+ station Wi-Fi will help in making Railway stations hubs of digital transformation. 1.5 cr people are using RailTel Wi-Fi in a month. Goyal also shared some heartwarming stories of Station Wi-Fi helping people in achieving their dream. Goyal shared a story of a porter in Kerala who used this Wi-Fi facility to study and clear Kerala Service Commission exam and Soni Sahu, a farmer, who is learning new techniques of farming using station Wi-Fi to increase productivity.