Again Jaipur is going to write a golden chapter in the book of Developing India. In the lines of becoming smart city, Pinkcity is going to be the first city of country to provide facility of Wi-Fi at parks, hospitals and other tourist places. Since government has finalized project of Free Wifi in Jaipur, 4g in jaipur will be no more a dream.
Jaipur Development Authority has given letter of acceptance to Multinational company LNT, Chennai to provide wifi facility across the city. The company shall supply wifi facility at a cost of 18 crores. For this project, three companies submitted their quotations, which included Starlight Technology of Vedanta Group along with Vipro. All the three firms quoted around 36 crores as the rate of supplying wifi. Committee headed by JDC Shikhar Agrawal finalized the cost at 18 crores after detailed negotiations with LNT.
According to the agreement done with LNT, 30% of the amount shall be paid to company after finishing the work of 1st phase (i.e. supplying wifi at 6 tourist places namely Albert hall, Ramnivas Garden, Hawamahal, Jantar Mantar, Jalmahal & Amer)
Places that shall have Free Wifi in Jaipur within 120 days
Rose Garden of Mansarovar, Technology Park, Dwarka das park and Woodland park, Swarn Jayanti Park of Vidhyadhar Nagar, Nehru Bal Udhyan situated in Lal kothi, Bhagat singh park situated in Rajapark, Science park of Shastri Nagar and Vaishali Nagar area are included.
At these places, Cameras with updated video recording technology shall be installed, which shall keep a close eye on all the activities of these areas.
Along with these places, Jaipur junction, Sindhi Camp Bus stand, all 9 metro stations, all main 5 hospitals of Jaipur shall also be connected through wifi and video techno cameras. LNT shall also take care of maintenance of the project till 5 years.
Also, users who intend to use wifi for more than 1 hour shall be required to pay the fees to use the wifi. Fee is still to be decided by JDA in discussion with Government and LNT.
What are your views? Will the project be successful? Will it bring a revolution in the life of youth?