Sunday, 16 November 2014

Delhi: Connaught Place to have public wi-fi from today

Taking Prime MInister Narendra Modi's smart city vision forward, Tata Docomo, the unified telecom brand of Tata Teleservices Limited, in association with the New Delhi Municipal Council, will launch public wi-fi access in Connaught Place in New Delhi on Sunday, a company statement said on Friday.
Delhi's Lieutenant Governor Najeeb Jung will launch the Wi-Fi services in Central Park, Connaught Place at 3.30 pm, the company added.
The public wi-fi will cover about 4.5 sq km, ensuring seamless connectivity in the inner and outer circles of one of the most significant business and leisure centres in the city.
The launch is in sync with the emerging trends of data consumption especially by the younger generation for whom it is imperative to stay connected round-the-clock, the statement added.
The project was supposed to be launched in July, but got delayed due to various technical and logistical issues.
Earlier this year, Khan Market became the first public space in the city to officially get Wi-Fi access, also powered by Tata Docomo. The visitors can avail the facility by filling in details such as email ID and mobile number.
After that, a one-time password (OTP) will be received to connect to the internet. After the free usage time is exhausted, the user will have to conduct a recharge using scratch cards which will be available at various shops in the area.