Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis on Friday announced that 1200 Wifi hotspots will be installed across Mumbai by May 1, 2017. As part of transforming Mumbai into a Smart City, the state government will provide as many as 1,200 wifi hotspots in the megapolis. CM Devendra Fadnavis also claimed that out of the total 1,200 hotspots, 500 will be operational in the first phase by November 2016.
“We have decided to take this smart initiative. Mumbai will become a WiFi city. When a city becomes a WiFi city, the technology can be used for creating smart parking. When somebody goes to an area, he can get to know on his mobile where the parking space is available,” said chief minister Devendra Fadnavis. He was speaking in the state legislative assembly on Friday.
The CM Devendra Fadnavis said the state-run BSNL aims to install 2,500 Wi-Fi hotspots at 256 places by the next year. The Digital India programme includes projects which aim to ensure that the government services are available to citizens electronically and people benefit from information and communication technology.