Basar railway station is the first railway station to offer free Wi-Fi services for the benefit of the devotees and passengers who come here to have darshan of goddess Saraswathy at temple.
It is said that after Secunderabad railway station, Basar railway station is the next one to offer free Wi-Fi services.
The SCR which is presently in testing stage will launch free Wi-Fi services in three days. Basar village has recently achieved distinction of achieving first digital literacy village in Telangana.
The free Wi-Fi services will be available for the internet users in a 100 meters radius in and around the Basar railway station.
The South Central railway has selected the Basar railway station as it has become major pilgrimage centre in the South India and devotees from various places coming to have darshan of goddess Saraswati.
Basar is the only second temple of knowledge goddess after Jammu Kashmir. The Basar railway station has also in the centre of the Telangana and Maharashtra states and well connected with railway routes.
Some of the enthusiasts of Basar town are already availing the free Wi-Fi services at the Basar Railway station for the last two days as the services are run on a trial basis.
Basar temple Executive Officer M. Venkateshwarlu said the free Wi-Fi services to be made available at Basar railway station will certainly helpful to the devotees and passengers to get the information online. He said they will start online booking for rooms, darshan ticket, Abhishekam and Aksharabhyasam in three months.
“Already we have started online donations though SBH, said Venkateshwarlu adding that the number of devotees visiting the temple is increasing especially during special occasion like Vasantha Panchamy.
Basar Railway station master Gangadhar said efforts are being made to make the free WI-Fi services available officially in three days.