Wi-fi facilities at 100 tourist places
The Union Tourism Ministry came into an agreement with state-run telecom service providersBSNL and MTNL to provide wi-fi facilities at 100 tourist destinations across the country. Officials are progressing towards identifying the world heritage sites, where the service will be provided within the next six months, Tourism Secretary VinodZutshi said on Sunday. He informed that the two telecom service providers agreed to provide this service for seven years forwhich the Tourism Ministry is to bear the operational costs for first three years.
Zutshisaid that the charges for using the service are yet to be confirmed and added that it’s expected to be free for first few minutes.Besides this, the Ministry has already started providing Wi-Fi services at 30 tourist placeslike Trimula temple in Andhra Pradesh, Bodh Gaya in Bihar, Khajuraho, ghats of Varanasi, FatehpurSikri and TajMahal.