"I'm very proud to announce that it's the train stations of India that are going to help get millions of people online. In the past year, 100 million people in India started using the Internet for the first time," Google's India-born CEO Sunder Pichai said in a blog post on Sunday after his meeting with Prime Minister Narendra Modi.
"I changed my profile picture to support Digital India, the Indian government's effort to connect rural communities to the internet and give people access to more services online," he wrote on his facebook page.
Congress party has accused the government of diminishing the legacy of one of India's greatest statesmen.
Elaborate arrangements had been made by the authorities across the metropolis to prevent untoward incidents.
Microsoft will take low-cost broadband technology to some 500,000 villages across India.
Ahead of his interaction with Prime Minister Narendra Modi, Facebook founder Mark Zuckerberg changed his profile picture to support 'Digital India'. Within minutes, Modi too changed his picture to thank him.
Smugglers have been found following different modus operandi including use of newly wed couples and airport staff as carriers to avoid suspicion while smuggling gold, customs officials said.