In consonance with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's ‘Digital India' project, the New Delhi Municipal Council launched Wi-Fi services in Connaught Place, the business hub of the capital. Delhiites visiting the Connaught Place market will now be able to avail Wi-Fi services which were launched by New Delhi MP Meenakshi Lekhi at the Central Park.
The civic agency has partnered with Tata Teleservices to provide the service, which will cover the Inner and Outer Circles of one of the most significant business and leisure centres in the city. The visitors can avail the facility on their mobile phones and computers by filling in details such as e-mail ID and mobile numbers.
A one-time password (OTP) will then be received to connect to the internet. The service will be free of cost for the first twenty minutes and after the free usage time is exhausted, the user will have to do a recharge using recharge cards available at various shops, including Tata Docomo retail outlets, in the area. The recharge cards are available at Rs 10 for 30 minutes, Rs 20 for 60 minutes, and Rs 50 for 180 minutes of Wi-Fi access, an official statement said.
For any service related assistance, customers can call the Wi-Fi call centre number +91 11 60607070.
This Wi-Fi service has come up in more than 5-sq km area and will be applicable in the Inner and Outer circles of Connaught Place including the Central Park. "This Wi-Fi service in Connaught Place will be the largest ever in India. At a time, the service can be availed by 5,000 people with the speed 512 Kbps," the statement said.
Launching the service, Lekhi, who is also a council member of the civic body, said "These initiatives are in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a Digital India, which would enable greater transparency and better governance".