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Taj, Khajuraho among 25 tourist destinations to be made free Wi-Fi zones

April 03, 2015 01:51 AM
Taj Mahal, Agra, UP

Chandigarh: The government is keen on tackling low Internet penetration in the to enable users to surf the web, check email and bank online. The   Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited  (BSNL) will install public Wi-Fi hotspots at public places specially tourists places for which about 25 such hotspots would be set up around tourist locations, by June 2015.

The Wi-Fi have been successful even in the most crowded places around Varanasi. Installing Wi-Fi services at the two spots –Taj and  Khajuraho—will benefit tourists visiting this summer. 

With summer vacations round the corner, BSNL has  initiated the process of installing Wi-Fi at tourist spots. After Varanasi, now Taj Mahal and Khajuraho are set to get the free internet service this week, possibly with additional services. The tourism ministry and BSNL are to collaborate on the project, the proposal for which is being discussed by the two parties according to BSNL.

The Wi-Fi  have been successful even in the most crowded places around Varanasi. Installing Wi-Fi services at the two spots will benefit tourists visiting this summer. 

The tourism ministry plans to use this facility to provide information, and even interactive content, about the location.

The government is keen on tackling low Internet penetration in the country by introducing public Wi-Fi hotspots to enable users to surf the web, check email and bank online.

To that effect, the government has prepared a request for proposal (RFP) to invite telecom service providers also to participate in the project, for which operators won’t have to pay any entry fee.

The government will also provide infrastructure, and help with security clearances.

 

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