New Delhi all set to become India's first Wi-Fi Zone

Written by Muhammad Zulqarnain Zulfi | New Delhi | Updated: May 22 2014, 15:42pm hrs
Wi-FiThe Wi-Fi will be available free of cost for the first 15 minutes to the users. (Thinkstock)
The national capital, New Delhi, is all set to become the country's first ever Wi-Fi connected zone. NDMC has completed all the technical requirements for the same.

The whole of New Delhi will come under Wi-Fi but in phased manner, starting from the Khan market in first phase and the Connaught Place in second. The whole project is expected to be complete within a year.

Talking about the development, NDMC Project Director OP Mishra said, We have roped in Vodafone India for the Wi-Fi services and they have already started working on the project. He added the Wi-Fi facilities will be available in Khan market within next 15 days.

Mishra also assured that the NDMC will not lease out the project to any private company. In fact, NDMC will be the sole caretaker of the project.

During budget presentation this year, NDMC chairperson Jalaj Srivastava had promised not only the implementation but also declaration of Delhi as India's first Wi-Fi enabled city within the year.

The Wi-Fi will be available free of cost for the first 15 minutes to the users.