Patna surfs porn on free WiFi at railway station

Patna can proudly say it tops the chart of the highest surfers on free WiFi at Patna railway station, unfortunately, surfing porn sites. 

"More than any other railway station in the country, where free WiFi service was launched, Patna railway station is on the top in the country for using internet search, particularly search for porn sites," an official of RailTel, a mini-Ratna public sector undertaking (PSU), said.

Patna is followed by Jaipur at the second position and then Bengaluru and New Delhi.

Railtel official said, "It was revealed from our records of use of data by users."

Patna station that comes under Danapur Division of East Central Railway has been the first station in Bihar to have the facility of free Wi-Fi. Over 200 trains pass through it daily and it is known to be one of the most crowded stations.

India’s first railway station to have free Wi-Fi facility was Mumbai Central.

Railtel officials claim that Youtube and Wikipedia are the most searched sites at Patna railway stations. "More than anything, porn sites have been watched and downloaded by the people at Patna railway station."

At the same time, there are others who used free wifi for downloading applications and Bollywood and Hollywood movies.

Currently, Railtel is offering 1 GB Wi-Fi at Patna railway station but it plans to increase it to 10 GB owing to low internet speed. The internet is used by passengers as well as young people who invariably spend hours at railway station to enjoy free internet.

Last month, free Wi-Fi services were launched Patna in Bihar, Visakhapatnam in Andhra Pradesh and Ranchi in Jharkhand.

So far free Wi-FI facility has been made available at 23 railway stations in the country. Railway minister Suresh Prabhu said that the government is committed to introducing the service at all important railway stations in the country in the following three years.

"By this year-end, the free Wi-Fi facility will be launched at 100 major railway stations. We will achieve our target of 400 stations in three years. Once in place, it will be the largest public Wi-Fi system in the world," Prabhu said.

The service to provide free high-speed internet was commissioned by RailTel, in association with Google.

The free WiFi service is being provided under 'Railwire' which is the retail broadband distribution model of Railtel.

Last year, Google India and Indian Railways collaborated to introduce high-speed Wi-Fi network at 400 stations in the country.