International and domestic tourists in the capital Delhi will soon be able to access free Wi Fi service at the heritage sites in the city. The Archaeological Survey of India has decided that the tourists will be able to avail free Wi Fi service at some of the popular spots including Red Fort, Qutub Minar and the Humayun’s Tomb.
However, the Wi Fi facility will remain free for the first 30 minutes and after that usage, the users will have to buy vouchers for any browsing. A memorandum of understanding has been signed between the Rail Tel Corporation and the ASI to install free Wi Fi service at Red Fort.
The ASI has also joined hands with MTNL for providing free Wi Fi service at Qutub Minar and Humayun’s Tomb. A senior ASI official said, “We have written to service providers to install Wi-Fi hotspots at three historical sites. We have given principal approval to go ahead with the project and the telecom companies will soon start the work”. Officials informed that the service can be availed within 200 meters radius of the monument.
The service providers have been asked not to carry out any installation or construction within the protected monument.
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