Wi-Fi Service in Varanasi Inaugrated

Wi-Fi-Service-in-Varanasi-InaugratedTelecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated BSNL’s free Wi-Fi service in Varanasi and promised a project worth over Rs. 100 crores to boost Internet connectivity in the district.

BSNL has also planned to expand the coverage of Wi-Fi facility to other Ghats like Rajendra Prasad Ghat, Man Mandir Ghat, Tript Bhairvi Ghat, Mir Ghat, Lalita Ghat and Manikarnika Ghat by the end of this month.

Besides, the Minister announced setting up the state’s first IT park with support from the central government.

The company would provide free Wi-Fi services, for 30 minutes per 24 hours, that visitors can utilise in multiple sessions.

After the free usage limit of 30 minutes is exhausted, a customer can continue using the service on a paid basis, for which subscription plans are available in the denomination of Rs. 20, Rs. 30, Rs. 50 and Rs. 70 for validity of 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 120 minutes and one day, respectively.

Prasad also proposed to set up an Extension Centre of NIELIT (National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology) Gorakhpur at Varanasi.

This expansion involves conversion of existing mobile network to IP-based network and addition of 64 new 2G and 3G mobile sites.

The Minister promised setting up first IT park in the state at Varanasi under Software Technology Park of India (STPI).

Prasad also proposed to set up an Extension Centre of NIELIT (National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology) Gorakhpur at Varanasi.

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