Now access WiFi internet at Chennai Central

 Waiting to board a train or receive a relative at Chennai Central would no more be a dull experience, as the busiest railway terminus in South India is now offering free WiFi internet access to laptops and mobile phones.

PTI| Last Updated: Sep 26, 2014, 20:08 PM IST

Chennai: Waiting to board a train or receive a relative at Chennai Central would no more be a dull experience, as the busiest railway terminus in South India is now offering free WiFi internet access to laptops and mobile phones.

Railway Minister Sadananda Gowda inaugurated the WiFi facility at Chennai Central today and checked it using his mobile phone.

The facility, which is being implemented on a pilot basis, offers wireless internet access for up to 30 minutes to users in their laptops, mobile phones and iPads.

Later, Gowda visited Royapuram Railway Station, the oldest terminus in South India, to review the possibility of making it the third terminus for Chennai.

He said though the government has in principle accepted to make Royapuram a terminus, there were some glitches in its implementation, for which the Railways would work with the state government authorities.

Minister of State for Heavy Industries P Radhakrishnan and railway officials, including Southern Railway General Manager Rakesh Misra, accompanied the Minister.

Gowda later left for Katpadi with Railway officials.