The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is planning to provide free WiFi — for the first 20 minutes — in areas under its jurisdiction in the next six months, chairman Naresh Kumar said Tuesday. The council is planning to set up 625 ‘smart poles’ to provide internet connectivity, he said.
Kumar was speaking at a programme marking four years of ‘NDMC Smart City Initiatives’. A similar WiFi service is functional in a 5-sq km area around the inner and outer circles of Connaught Place, including Central Park. The card, currently being given by a private firm, costs Rs 10 for 30 minutes, Rs 20 for 60 minutes, and Rs 50 for 180 minutes, a senior official said.
On the technology and infrastructure needed for the project, a senior official said the smart poles will be set up at a height between 9 and 12 metres, and will host micro cells for telecommunication for internet services.
Read more in a report published in The Indian Express... (Link given below)