Sundar Pichai promises to connect railway stations

September 28, 2015 01:01 am | Updated November 28, 2021 07:40 am IST - San Jose:

Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a tour of Google HQ with CEO Sundar Pichai in Mountain View, California on Sunday.

Prime Minister Narendra Modi takes a tour of Google HQ with CEO Sundar Pichai in Mountain View, California on Sunday.

Google’s Chennai-born CEO Sundar Pichai announced that he and Prime Minister Narendra Modi would unveil an important announcement regarding bringing connectivity, likely broadband via hotspots, to all railway stations in India, on Sunday.

Outlining examples of his company’s engagement with India’s ongoing digital transformation for economic development, Microsoft head Satya Nadella said the planned opening up of cloud services operating out of Indian data centres would be a “key milestone” in the context of both “Digital India” and “Make in India”.

At the heart of “Digital India”, a project aiming to bridge the digital divide and promote digital literacy, would be the concept of mobile governance to make development a truly inclusive and comprehe-nsive mass movement. “It puts governance within everyone’s reach,” Mr. Modi said.

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