Flix Tuesday, June 16, 2015 - 05:30
  Tourists visiting Taj Mahal will now be able to upload selfies or photographs clicked with their loved ones directly from the 17th century monument of love. This became possible on Tuesday afternoon as union Minister for Communications Ravi Shankar Prasad launched half-an-hour free WiFi Internet facility in the Taj Mahal complex.  Inaugurated #BSNL Wi-Fi services at the Taj Mahal Agra. #WifiTaj #IncredibleIndia #TajMahal pic.twitter.com/bHcsNaBA8x — Ravi Shankar Prasad (@rsprasad) June 16, 2015   Anyone wishing to remain logged in for more than half-an-hour can do so by paying Rs 30 an hour. BSNL has made special arrangements to introduce the facility with support from Quadgen, a Bengaluru-based company.  Twitter however had a field day once news of the announcement broke. While some praised the government's initiative, there were those who thought it was unnecessary, along with those who found their own reasons to rejoice.    All 7-10 year olds are very happy today. They have got an extra sentence in their homework assignment of writing a composition on Taj Mahal. — Roasted Papad (@RoastedPapad) June 16, 2015 Free WiFi at Taj Mahal is okay but it is bad manner to access internet on someone's tomb. — HHBBC (@BabaBakChod) June 16, 2015 Free wifi at Taj Mahal will ensure that tourists get to upload their pics on instagram as soon as they click it. Giant step for mankind. — Vishal (@Sarcusstic) June 16, 2015 Taj mahal gets Free Wireless Internet. A story of Wife to WiFi. — Gabbbar (@GabbbarSingh) June 16, 2015 Free WiFi at Taj Mahal. Shah Jahan's Wife 's wish is now complete. — Tinu Cherian Abraham (@tinucherian) June 16, 2015 Been staying in Agra for twenty years, visited Taj Mahal once. Will make another trip soon now. Free WiFi. #TajMahal — Ishani Mudgal (@ishani_mudgal) June 16, 2015 WiFi now available at The Taj Mahal. Yes. Because, all the workers of the Taj Mahal had their Dongles chopped off. — Sorabh Pant (@hankypanty) June 16, 2015 Taj Mahal is now a Wi-Fi zone. Waiting for updates like "Feeling elated at Taj Mahal with 26 others". — Keh Ke Peheno (@coolfunnytshirt) June 16, 2015 After Taj Mahal gets WiFi. pic.twitter.com/8au1xnbgfq — Adv. Spamnath Bharti (@attomeybharti) June 16, 2015 Future plans of the government include introducing Wi-Fi at the Fathepur Sikri complex. The Agra Cantt railway station is already Wi-Fi enabled. Taj Mahal remains India's major tourist draw, visited by six million in 2014. While tourism industry leaders have generally welcomed the new facility, some conservationists feel the Internet would prevent many tourists from appreciating the beauty of the monument, and soaking in the romance of the ambience of the surroundings. With inputs from IANS
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