ECoR’s policy announcement of inviting NGOs, Corporate Bodies, etc. to provide free Wi-Fi for common people at remote/tribal/far-flung areas
Close on the heels of ECoR’s policy announcement of inviting NGOs, Corporate Bodies, etc. to provide free Wi-Fi for common people at remote/tribal/far-flung areas, its own Women’s Welfare Organisation, ECoRWWO, has come forward and already provided free Wi-Fi at 32 numbers of Stations in its jurisdiction.
All these Stations are small Stations and would otherwise not have qualified under present norms of providing free Wi-Fi at Stations. These Stations would have had to wait for a substantial time under normal course of installation as per current norms.
The Stations where such Wi-Fi facilities have been provided are as under.
|STATION NAME||RAILWAY DIVISION||STATE||STATION NAME||RAILWAY DIVISION||STATE|
|Shringavarapukota||Waltair||Andhra Pradesh||Turekela Road||Sambalpur||Odisha|
|Laxmipur Road||Waltair||Odisha||Nilakantheswar||Khurda Road||Odisha|
|Harishankar Road||Sambalpur||Odisha||Chilikdara||Khurda Road||Odisha|
|Nawapara Road||Sambalpur||Odisha||Sagadapata||Khurda Road||Odisha|
|Lanjigarh Road||Sambalpur||Odisha||Tangiriapal||Khurda Road||Odisha|
|Bissam Cuttack||Sambalpur||Odisha||Baghuapal||Khurda Road||Odisha|
|Muribahal||Sambalpur||Odisha||Sukinda Road||Khurda Road||Odisha|
Hotspots have been created at these Stations which enable people to use services like e-commerce, online banking, offer them access to open School/University websites and Social Schemes, e-ticketing for Train and Bus Services.
East Coast Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation (ECoRWWO) President Smt. Madhulika Singh came forward and took the initiative to provide these Services. This is a Humble Service on the part of the Women’s Organisation, but is expected to help bring in a great change in the Country’s efforts towards Digital India.
It is felt that this step will empower the youths & students of these areas is a very special way. The Station area will also be used as a community utility area and enhance the goodwill of the people for Railways. It will also be a step towards promoting Digital Literacy.