Railway broadband reaches 500,000 households through its Railwire network. In the next two years the network is providing a host of services at the block level. Indian Railways is an Indian state-owned enterprise, owned and operated by the Government of India (GoI) through the Ministry of Railways.
Key Points about Indian Railways
The Broadband Highway will involve a three-layer network
- State capitals to district headquarters
- District to sub-divisional and
- Gram panchayats
This three-layer network of the Broadband Highway will be joined to the National Optic Fiber Network (NOFN).
- Railway has also starts to hit the local cable operators focusing on pure-play broadband and VPN services, content and application-driven network.
- Railway seeks to cover 36,000 Gram Panchayats and the broadband services include emails, online newspapers, online passport application, tele-medicine, examination results and net surfing for students with a minimum 2Mbps speed in Eastern India alone,.
- The Public Relations Council of India (PRCI) conducted a knowledge forum with the theme ‘Digital Now – What Next’ that is 10th in a series
- India optic fiber network covers 4,400-plus railway stations across 44,300 km in Railway.
- Railways were first introduced to India in the year 1853 fromMumbai to Thane
- Indian Railways is the world’sseventh largest commercial or utility employer
- Railways are providing a fully computerized system like online ticket booking, ticket cancel, reservations etc.
- Indian Railway Minister– Suresh Prabhu
- Headquarter– New Delhi