Google India has taken a road less trodden. It has decided to introduce the world of Internet to the people living in the rural parts of Tamil Nadu, a southern state of India. It has launched an Internet Bus on 3 February for spreading awareness about the Web. The bus will give people opportunity to experience the world of Internet using the computers installed on it.
The bus, which is in Chennai now, will arrive at Vellore on 5 February. In its journey of 365km over one-and-a-half month, the bus will travel to 19 south Indian cities, including Salem, Erode, Coimbatore, Madurai, Tiruchirappalli, Thanjavur and Kumbakonam.
The project is based on four themes — information, communication, entertainment and education — it would have useful and informative content in English and Tamil, said Google India (research and development) centre head Prasad Ram. [PTI]
Google said this was like a pilot project for them and based on the response they get from this project, they would continue it in other states as well.
You can learn more about the Internet bus and its detailed route on its website. You can also be friends with Internet Bus on Orkut or watch some of the videos used for disseminating information about the benefits of the Internet.
Google India Blog/Digital Inspiration