Delhi's Connaught Place gets free public Wi-Fi

Delhi's Connaught Place is all set to get public Wi-Fi access from Sunday.

PTI| Last Updated: Nov 16, 2014, 19:58 PM IST

New Delhi: Visitors to Connaught Place can now enjoy free Wi-Fi connectivity.

Telecom company Tata Docomo has joined hands with the NDMC for providing the service in the commercial hub in the heart of the national capital.

"NDMC has partnered with Tata Teleservices to provide Wi-Fi service, which will cover the inner and outer circles of one of the most significant business and leisure centres in the city," Tata Docomo said in a statement.

The first 20 minutes of the service would be free of cost and after that one has the options of buying a recharge card, starting from Rs 10 for 30 minutes, Rs 20 for 60 minutes and Rs 50 for 180 minutes, it said.

Launching the service, BJP leader Meenakshi Lekhi said: "These initiatives are in line with Prime Minister Narendra Modi's vision of a Digital India, which would enable greater transparency and better governance".

Tata Docomo already provides such facilities in other public areas including T3 International Airport.

"The deployment of Wi-Fi services in one of the biggest public open-areas in the city is a nod to the emerging trends of data consumption, especially by millennial. For us at Tata Docomo, public Wi-Fi access is an important step towards digitisation in the city," Tata Teleservices MD N Srinath said.