Google’s Internet bus, meant to take the benefits of the Internet to the common man, began its journey in Rajasthan on Tuesday.
“The bus will travel across nine districts of the State in one month and provide Internet experience to the people of the State,” Sanjay Jain, project director, Google India, told a press conference here. “This endeavour will provide an opportunity to the emerging Internet users to experience and understand the power of Internet.”
“The bus, equipped with computers and Internet facilities, focusses on the themes of information, communication, entertainment and education. It will travel through Jaipur, Kota, Ajmer, Bhilwara, Udaipur, Pali, Jodhpur, Bikaner and Sikar districts,” he said.
The bus would have informative contents in both English and Hindi to help the users understand how the Internet could be used for all of their needs, Mr. Jain said.
Beginning its journey from Chennai in February last year, the bus has reached out to more than 4,60,000 people, visiting 70 cities across Tamil Nadu, Karnataka, Andhra Pradesh, Kerala and Madhya Pradesh. “This year, it will travel across Hindi-speaking States in north India in the next couple of months,” Mr. Jain said.