Earlier, the plan was to provide 100 megabit per second connectivity to village panchayats. Under the new BharatNet, the government expects to start broadband services with about 1,000 megabit per second (1 gbps) across 1 lakh gram panchayats by the end of this year.
Weekdays recorded higher usage of Wi-Fi at the stations owing to heavy commuter rush. A total of 400 railway stations will be provided with Wi-Fi connectivity in the coming years, including more stations in Mumbai.
Paperless working system once it is in place will ensure transparency and accountability and leave no space for corruption. "For this to happen the government needs the cooperation of its officers as well as the citizens," Chief Minister Pema Khandu said.