Close on the heels of the East Coast Railway’s announcement inviting NGOs and corporate bodies to provide free Wi-Fi in remote tribal areas, its own women’s welfare organisation, East Coast Railway Women’s Welfare Organisation, has provided free Wi-Fi at 32 stations in its jurisdiction.
These stations are small and would otherwise not have qualified under present norms of providing free Wi-Fi. Some of the stations are Araku, Koraput, Jeypore, Dantewada, Muniguda and Nawapara Road.
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.
ECoRWWO president Madhulika Singh took the initiative to provide these services as a step towards promoting digital literacy.