Free WiFi Internet At 100 Tourist Places In India


Union Tourism Ministry is discussing with the state-run telecom service providers BSNL and MTNL are reaching an agreement to provide Free WiFi Internet facilities at 100 destinations across the country.free_wifi_internet_technosearch

Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutshi said – “A total of 100 tourist places, including world heritage sites, will be identified where the service will be provided within the next six months.”

He further added saying BSNL and MTNL will provide the service for seven years with the Tourism Ministry bearing the operational cost for the first three years.

A call was yet to be taken on the charges for using WiFi which is expected to be free for the first few minutes, Zutshi stated.

Free WiFi internet services are operational already at 30 tourist destinations which include Tirumala temple in Andhra Pradesh, Bodh Gaya in Bihar, Khajuraho (Madhya Pradesh), the ghats of Varanasi, Fatehpur Sikri and Taj Mahal (Uttar Pradesh).

Zutshi confirmed another 70 locations will be added to the list over the next six months, taking the tally to 100.

The initiative taken by the Union Tourism Ministry will enable tourists to upload photos and videos on the social media in real time.

Union Tourism Minister Mahesh Sharma stressing the importance of the initiative repeatedly said – “The Centre has accorded top priority to tourism which reaps benefits such as earning foreign exchange, providing employment to the youth and empowering the women.”

 

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