Delhi’s Khan Market and Connaught Place to be Wi-Fi Zones.

After the Delhi-Howrah Rajdhani Express and the New Delhi railway station, now the it’s New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) that has launched its wifi project a few days ago at Khan Market where users can avail the facility of free wifi. The facility will made be available by the end of this month at Connaught Place as well, where it is currently on it’s trial run in N-Block.

The WiFi is currently up and running at Khan Market but certain issues have delayed in setting it up at Connaught Place. “CP being a large area, we cannot connect the service from pole to pole, as we have done in Khan Market. Also, we decided to shift the cables and transmission wires inside the 1.2km long utility tunnel in CP, so that the display of the market doesn’t look ugly,” Mr Mishra who is handling the project.

The visitors can avail the facility by filling in details such as email ID and mobile number upon which a one-time password (OTP) will be received to connect to the Internet. Once the free usage times out,  the user has conduct a recharge using scratch cards available at various shops in the area.

Concerning issues of cyber safety, Mr Mishra also adds that the project, which has Tata Docomo and Vodafone partnered with NDMC, has passed through five layers of security clearances to ensure transparency and can be directly monitored by the Department of Telecommunications.

The project was supposed to be launched in July, but was delayed due to various technical and logistical issues.

With Wi-Fi connectivity becoming a necessity in today’s mobile lifestyle and with most major cities around the world implementing a free Wi-Fi hub, it’s high time the Indian Government tries to implement this in all its major cities.

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