Free Wi-Fi at station helps railway coolie clear Kerala Public Service Commission exam

Last Updated: Sun, May 13, 2018 23:25 hrs
Sreenath K, Railway Coolie clear Kerala Public Service Commission exam (ANI image)

A porter at the famous Ernakulum junction station in Kochi in Kerala has cleared the Kerala Public Service Commission's (KPSC) written exam thanks to the availability of free WiFi.

Sreenath K, who from hails the pictureseque Munnar district in Kerala, said that he "downloaded free question papers of KPSC and saw videos to prepare" for the KPSC exam. Google and WiFi transformed his life, he said.

Sreenath has been a coolie at Ernakulam Junction for the last five year.

Wi-Fi made its entry into high school pass-out's life in 2016.

That year, as part of PM Narendra Modi's Digital India initiative, the service that provides free Internet to those at the station was launched by Railwire, the retail broadband distribution model of RailTel Corporation of India Limited.

At least 685 railway stations across India have been equipped with this WiFi technology as of May 2018.

Indian Railways has targetted providing this facility at all 8500 Railway stations before the end of the next fiscal - March 2019.

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