NDMC launches free Wi-Fi zone for Connaught Place

The Connaught Place has become a free Wi-Fi zone on Sunday. This comes after the New Delhi Municipal Council launched the service in Khan Market in July.

The service covers more than 5 sq.km area – which is the largest Wi-Fi stretch in the country, according to the council. Tata Docomo will be providing the service. The service will be available in the inner and outer circles of Connaught Place, including Central Park.

Around 5,000 people will have access to the internet at a speed of 512 Kbps at any given time. 

“For the first 20 minutes, downloading will be free. This aims at connectivity to public services, community services, municipal online services and emergency-related information,” said Jalaj Shrivastava, Chairperson, NDMC.

Following the initial period, the Wi-Fi service would be chargeable. Scratch cards in various denominations will be available. The NDMC is the first municipality in India to have a free Wi-Fi zone, Shrivastava added.

“The Wi-Fi services will be able to connect people better,” said Meenakshi Lekhi, MP and NDMC member, after launching the project. The entire stretch from the IGI Airport to the Connaught Place Market, should be one seamless Wi-Fi-connected stretch, Lekhi added.

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