Kerala Chief Minister Pinarayi Vijayan on Thursday announced that 1,887 free WiFi zones have been set up in select areas in all districts of the state under the K-Fi project of the state government. Pinarayi Vijayan had announced 2,000 free WiFi centres under the project. Of this, 1,887 centres have been set up so far and the rest of the centres are in the final stages.
‚ÄúThese WiFi centres have been set up in select public places, such as bus stands, district administrative offices, public parks, panchayat offices, prominent government offices, government hospitals and so on,‚ÄĚ said the Kerala CM in a statement. He also added that the project, which is being implemented by the state IT Mission, is also made available in the coastal areas across the state.
As per the plan, the public can access WiFi on their laptops and mobile phones and use upto 1 GB of free WiFi up to 10 Mbps speed every day. The WiFi can be accessed by entering the mobile number. According to the CM, the people will also be able to avail government services easily through public WiFi.
The Kerala State Information Technology Mission (KSITM) is an autonomous agency that comes under the Department of Information Technology of the Kerala government, set up with the aim to promote digital innovations in the state. And one of the major objectives of the KSITM is to empower the people of the state by giving them digital access to information and e-services.
The Kerala Government has been on an infrastructural development drive with the aim to attract more investments in the state. Recently, the government was dragged into a controversy where the Nissan Motor Corporation Limited alleged that the government did not keep its promise last year before it signed an MoU with the automobile company to begin their operation in Thiruvananthapuram.
CM Pinarayi Vijayan, earlier this week, then clarified that the government is doing all it can to solve the issues and improve all the social and infrastructural facilities in the state to attract more such investments in the state.