A new and innovative technology called BluFi has been launched in Bangalore services at the City Railway station. It is a unique combination of Bluetooth application and Wi-Fi connectivity which will allow passengers to receive a host of information, like videos, downloadable games, wallpapers etc and also Railway information so on by just switching on Bluetooth on their mobile phones. The initiative has been taken by Bangalore Division in collaboration with RailTel and Telibrahma.
There is also free Wi-Fi connectivity which has been provided by RailTel as a part of their RailWire retail broadband initiative.
To use the connection passengers can send the request for internet access by sending their mobile number to which the password will be sent on SMS.
India has a very low population of internet users and initiatives like this should be taken in almost every Metro city of India to encourage the availability of internet in public places. Don’t you think so?