Special Correspondent

Mysore: High-speed wireless browsing of internet and web connectivity for smart phones and other hand-held PDA applications will be possible from the Mysore City Railway Station in due course.

Not to be confused with cyber cafes, the concept of wireless browsing enables passengers to switch on their smart phones or laptop and surf the net without cable connections on the Mysore City Railway Station premises.

The Mysore Division has tied up with Ozone, a Delhi-based company, to provide the facility which will be installed during the week. “Within the next 10 days, the city station would go WiFi which is a popular phrase to describe wireless internet browsing”, according to Anup Dayanand Sadhu, Senior Divisional Commercial Manager, Mysore Division, South Western Railways.

He told The Hindu that Mysore will be the first place in the country to get the broadband connection with Wi-Fi technology. It is being implemented under Public Private Partnership model and the railways will not invest a single paisa while Ozone will set up 20 to 25 wireless technology hotspots on the station premises. Each hotspot will have a radius of 100 to 200 metres and will cover the entire station, said Mr. Sadhu.

“The facility will cost Ozone Rs. 10-15 lakh,” he said.