About three years ago in 2015, the search engine giant Google partnered with Indian RailTel in order to provide a free Wi-Fi service to various train stations in India. Following these three years, now recently in a press release Caesar Sengupta, known as Google VP and Head of the Next Billion Users Team has announced that in India they are now providing this free Wi-Fi service for 400 train stations around the country and roughly per month at least 8 million users are using this free service.
Of course, passengers are getting the privilege of using this free service. For example, a video demonstrates that a mother that uses the free Wi-Fi to provide better educational materials for her son. According to Sengupta, said that she is just one of the people that consume 350 MB of data per session and over half the people engage in multiple sessions per day.
Google formally calls this model the Google Station, however, is now growing in Mexico and Indonesia as well. At the present time in India, passengers get 30 minutes of high-speed data for free with ads. Apart from that, if any passenger wants to have 24-hour continuous access then the person has to pay INR19 (about $0.30) or INR149 ($2.25) for seven days in a length promotion free web.
The Google Station battle is as yet incomplete and will grow far from prepare stations. More than 150 areas in Pune and Maharashtra have free Wi-Fi and more Smart Cities are coming soon.