Government plans to equip 25 cities with Wi-Fi by next year
Features Wednesday, December 17, 2014 - 05:30
The News Minute | December 17, 2014 | 10.10 am IST The Indian government is planning to roll out Wi-Fi services at select public locations in top 25 cities with a population over 10 lakh, according to a report on The Times of India. . This move by the government will include 3-4 Wi-Fi service providers who will be entrusted with creating Wi-Fi hotspots across the 25 cities in the country from June 2015, said the report. According to the report this project is a part of Digital India programme launched by the government which plans to cover cities with a population over 1 million and tourist destinations with Wi-Fi services by December 2015. Telecom firms are expected to finish the project in three months from the date they accept the purchase order, said the report. The report also said that the project is a collaborative effort between Department of Telecom and Ministry of Urban Development. This project also includes providing Wi-Fi services at select monuments across the country. The select monuments are Humayun's Tomb, Red Fort, Qutub Complex in Delhi, Taj Mahal, Fatehpur Sikri Sravasti and Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh, Shore Temple in Mahabalipuram, Vaishali-Kohua in Bihar, Martand Temple and Leh Palace in J&K, Konark Temple in Odisha, Rani-ki Vav Gujarat, Khajuraho and Mandu in Madhya Pradesh and Rang Ghar in Assam, according to the report.