Saturday, October 07, 2006

Kerala's first railway station cyber-cafe

Kerala's first Railway station cyber-cafe, set up at an estimated cost of Rs seven lakh by Railtel Corporation Ltd, was inaugurated here yesterday.

The cafe will provide a unique broadband experience to travelers as they can buy a RailTel pre-paid card from one location and use at any other RailTel cyber-cafe, a press release said.

The cyber-cafes will be equipped with 10-20 high end multimedia PCs with flat panel monitors. Travelers can now browse the Internet for Rs 20 an hour.

RailTel, a subsidiary of the Indian Railways, plans to offer other value added services like printing, scanning, mobile charging and CD writing through these cafes.

Passengers can also use the cafe for making net-telephony based ISD calls at affordable rates. RailTel has gone for a franchisee model to manage the cafes, with VSNL being the franchisee for Ernakulam.

Similar cafes would be provided at Thiruvananthapuram, Palakkad and Kozhikode stations in due course.


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