Free Wi-Fi in Taj Mahal From Tuesday


Agra: Adding one more star in its crown, Taj Mahal one of the seven wonders in world has become free Wi-Fi zone from Tuesday. The tourists visiting the heritage monument will now be able to access internet through free Wi-Fi connection.

The Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) has collaborated with state-run telecom service provider BSNL for the service. This project is part of the Narendra Modi-led government’s initiative to provide Wi-Fi hot spots in cities with population of over 10 lakh and in tourist centres, under the Digital India programme.

The service was launched by Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad on Tuesday. Under the Wi-Fi vision of Modi led government, Varanasi’s famous Dashashwamedh Ghat and Shitala Ghats became Wi-Fi enabled in February.

The ASI has also identified 25 more spots where this plan will be implemented which include Humayun’s Tomb, Red Fort, Qutub Complex in Delhi, Fatehpur Sikri, Sravasti and Sarnath in Uttar Pradesh, Leh Palace in Jammu and Kashmir, Konark Temple in Odisha, Khajuraho and Mandu in Madhya Pradesh.

The Wi-Fi facility will be free for first 30 minutes and post that 30 minutes usage, any browsing will be chargeable and the tourists will have to buy vouchers.