After Railway Minister Pawan Kumar Bansal on Tuesday proposed that free Wi-Fi facilities would be provided in certain trains in his maiden Railway Budget, the topic 'Free Wi Fi' started trending on Twitter.
The proposition saw the social-networking site at its sardonic best, with the Twitterati stressing the impracticality of the move.
Here are some Twitter reactions:
What we really need is an in-house doctor and some disaster management facilities on each train. Wi-Fi can follow. #RailBudget— Anant Mukim (@AnantMukim) February 26, 2013
Yes, there is free WiFi on trains...but there is also a catch....IT WILL WORK ONLY ON AKASH TABLETS. #RailBudget— Mr. Tippler(@MrTippler) February 26, 2013
More than Free WiFi, I wanted free anti-itch cream with Rajdhani Express blankets. #RailBudget— Stereotypewriter (@babumoshoy) February 26, 2013
The actual idea of Free Wifi on trains must be to make ppl believe that all websites are just as slow as IRCTC ! What an idea, Sirji !— Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) February 26, 2013
Free Wi-Fi on some trains promised. Now Railway Police can arrest you as soon as you update your Facebook status. #RailBudget
— Faking News (@fakingnews) February 26, 2013
What's the difference between Starbucks and railway stations? Unreasonably priced coffee. #FreeWiFi— NumbYaar (@NumbYaar) February 26, 2013
#RailBudget:The common Indian Man is not so Hi-Fi to use ur Free Wi-Fi in Trains. Kam paani waali CHAI pila do to saare gunah maaf.— Kadam Singh (@kadamsingh) February 26, 2013
Check into a train. Use WiFi till it leaves. Check into another train. Use WiFi till it leaves. Repeat till your train arrives. #Platform— Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) February 26, 2013