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15 aug: free wifi in 75 distts
Hotspots being identified at 217 public places in 75 Distts across the state for free WiFi facility on the 75th Independence Day
Bus stands, railway stations, tehsils, courts, block offices, registrar offices and main markets to get free WiFi
Lucknow: Uttar Pradesh government has decided to provide free Wifi facility at select places in all 75 districts on the occasion of the 75th Independence Day.
From August 15 onwards, people will be able to avail WiFi facility at 217 public places spread over all the 75 district headquarters, municipal councils and 17 municipal corporations of the state.
Free WiFi will be installed at two places in bigger cities while only one in smaller cities.
CM Yogi Adityanath has already directed the officials of the Urban Development Department to make the necessary preparations in this regard.
The divisional commissioner, DM and municipal commissioner have been told to identify hotspots at major public places, including every city bus stand, railway stations, tehsils, courts, block offices, registrar offices and main markets in order to provide free WiFi facility.
The Yogi Government had promised to provide free WiFi facility to the people of the state and it also found mention in his party’s resolution letter. As such, soon after taking over, the UP Government led by CM Yogi provided free WiFi facility at major places in many cities of the state, including Lucknow among others. Hotspots were made in Hazratganj area of Lucknow to enable people within the range of 50 metres from the hotspot to avail free WiFi.
The Urban Development Department will tie up with internet companies to provide free WiFi facility for people across the state. Municipal commissioners and executive officers have been told that the Smart City Project, or urban bodies, will bear the cost of the WiFi installation.