Rajya SabhaLok Sabha

March 10, 2017

Vivek Gupta asks a Supplementary Question on the providing of free Wi-Fi facilities by the Railways in stations in eastern India

Vivek Gupta asks a Supplementary Question on the providing of free Wi-Fi facilities by the Railways in stations in eastern India

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Sir, through you I would like to know from the Hon’ble Minister that, if you look at the stations as part of the reply, in the northern part of the country, the central part of the country, the southern part of the country, even the western part of the country – there are more than 15 stations in each part of the country, but when it comes to the east, there are only two or three stations.

I would like to know from him, Sir, when does he plan to remove this discrimination and ensure that the eastern part of the country also enjoys Wi-Fi as the other parts of the country do.

Sir, I want to know is RailTel Corporation outside the Government of India? I thought it was a subsidiary of the Government, because in the answer to my question on the details of funds allocated and spent, that it is done by RailTel Corporation without any fund allocation from the Government? Sir, I want to know whether RailTel Corporation is a 100 per cent subsidiary, because the figures are not mentioned.

About the Wi-Fi being given free, we want to know from the Minister till when would it be given free? When do they plan to charge?