Connaught Place became the first in the city to get a clearance from the Department of Telecom to be turned into a WiFi zone.
Chairman of New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) Jalaj Srivastava on Monday said telecom company Tata Docomo had approached them and offered to set up a WiFi zone. NDMC had given its go ahead for the project. However, no official document or a memorandum of understanding has been signed as of now, Srivastava said.
Covering more than 4 km, the zone is expected to ensure seamless connectivity through WiFi hotspot. Connaught Place’s inner and outer circles will be covered by the zone. The move is expected to bring the city at par with international standards.
Under the internet plan, the first 20 minutes of usage will be provided free of cost at most of the hotspots. After that, a customer will have to buy a plan online or walk to a counter to purchase scratch cards for an offer.
Tata Docomo is also the WiFi service provider for T3 terminal of the Indira Gandhi International Airport, Delhi’s domestic airport and the Feroz Shah Kotla Cricket Stadium.