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General News BSNL & MTNL to launch Free Wi-Fi services in 100 selected tourist destinations...
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BSNL & MTNL to launch Free Wi-Fi services in 100 selected tourist destinations across the nation

Union Tourism Ministry has signed agreement with state run telecom operators BSNL & MTNL to provide Free Wi-Fi services in 100 selected tourist destinations across the nation.

[Image: bsnl-4g-wifi-hotspot-locations.png]

The locations include - world heritage sites, monuments and other major tourist destinations where the service will be provided within the next six months. Tourism Secretary Vinod Zutshi said - "BSNL and MTNL will provide the service for seven years with the Tourism Ministry bearing the operational cost for the first three years."

The ministry has given a list of 148 tourist destinations to BSNL and requested BSNL to select 70 tourist sites from this list. The Ministry of Tourism shall extend financial support of Rs 7 lakh per site per annum for a period of 3 years. The ministry has also requested BSNL to launch Wi-Fi facility at these 70 tourist places by 30th November 2016.

[Image: screenshot_www_keralatelecom_info_2016_10_07_15.jpg]
[Image: screenshot_www_keralatelecom_info_2016_10_07_15.jpg]

Wi-Fi services will be free for the first few minutes for pubic / tourists however, the ministry hasn’t taken a call to decide charges for using the service. The ministry has already started providing Wi-Fi services at 30 tourist places, including Taj Mahal in Uttar Pradesh, Trimula temple in Andhra Pradesh, Bodh Gaya in Bihar, Khajuraho, the ghats of Varanasi and Fatehpur Sikri.

Credit: Keralatelecom..
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