RailTel clocks highest turnover of Rs 903 crore

It has proved to be a key contributor in changing telecom and ICT scenario in the country

GN Bureau | September 26, 2017


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 RailTel has achieved highest ever turnover of Rs 903 crore and clocked a profit before tax (PAT) of Rs 194 crore and net profit of Rs 130 crore in financial year 2016-2017. 

RailTel has said that the past year has been remarkable for it as the railway PSU has proved itself to be a key contributor in changing telecom and ICT scenario in the country. The enterprise is an integral part of Digital India initiative which envisages creating a digital society for inclusive growth, a release said. 
 
RailTel has taken a lead in providing fast Wi-Fi for the use of passengers at 700 A1, A and B category railway stations. The enterprise roped in Google as the technology partner for setting up fast Wi-Fi network. So far, 182 stations have been enabled with Wi-Fi facility and the services are being used by 7 million users per month. 
 
Besides, RailTel has started a project of providing RailWire Wi-Fi at 200 rural stations as a pilot project as it will cater to rural areas where the internet service is either unavailable or not up to the mark.
 

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