Google Internet Bus Arrives in Bihar

Google Internet BusGoogle Internet Bus has finally arrived in Bihar.It is an initiative by Google Inc to educate people about what the Internet is, and how it may be beneficial to their lives, by taking the Internet experience to them through a customised Internet-enabled bus.The Bus is supposed to visit nine districts in Bihar to create awareness among the people about the use and application of internet, Google India Managing Director (Development and Research) Piyush Ranjan said today.

The Bus is presently at Patna  and will leave for Chapra on September 16.
The Schedule of the Bus Arrival in various districts is as follows.
06 Sep Patna
16 Sep Chapra
19 Sep Bhagalpur
26 Sep Katihar
29 Sep Purnia
01 Oct Darbhanga
07 Oct Arrah
12 Oct Gaya
18 Oct Bihar Sharif

The bus which has already travelled 120 towns across south India, Madhya Pradesh, Rajasthan, Punjab, Haryana, Gujarat and Uttar Pradesh and would tour Patna, Gaya, Nalanda, Ara, Saran, Darbhanga, Bhagalpur, Katihar and Purnia districts during its 40 days stay in the state. The bus during its travel through Bihar would show the usefullness of internet to students, teachers, government and business in addition to basic familiarisation on using services like search, email, social networking, online maps.

Ranjan further emphasized the role of Internet in our daily life. “Internet has positively touched the lives of more than 56 lakh people and around 16 lakh people went online after coming in contact with the bus.We hope to create awareness about internet and believe that continuous efforts will enable the common man to utilise the power of knowledge and information for economic prosperity”.

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