Bhopal soon will be the first city in India to have Wi-Fi connectivity in the whole city. MukeshAmbani’s Reliance JioInfocomm within the next four months is planning to rollout Wi-Fi services to the residents of Bhopal while another telecom operator is marking the places where it will provide the internet services. With this, the entire city will have unparalleled access to internet; thus turning Bhopal into India’s first ‘Digital City.’
Reliance Industries Limited (RIL) says that they will lay nearly 300 kilometers of optical fibers and 450 kilometers of fiber cable. Also, the company has purchased 70 private and 125 government poles. With this infrastructure in place, RJIL will provide 4G internet service through this web.
RIL also claims that a free connection will be provided to police control, urban administration department, few hospitals, educational institutions and BRT corridor. This is another one in a long line of initiatives by RIL to ensure that the fastest form of internet, 4G is available to essential personnel.
Apart from RIL, BSNL the other company setting up an internet network in Bhopal, is also planning to follow in RIL’s footsteps in setting up connectivity at important places such as Ministry, Vidhyanchal, SatpudaBhawan, Collectorate, SP office-old Bhopal, municipal corporation headquarters-sadarmanzil, police headquarters, DRM office, ParyavasBhawan, shyamla hills located Rajiv Gandhi premises, Bhopal railway station, Raja Bhoj airport, nadra bus stand, new market, etc.
Farhan Ansani of Reliance Jio has said that the company’s cable is set up in most part of the city and the work at remaining places will be completed soon. Thereafter, people will be able to use the 4G services. For that, 4G antenna and special cameras will be installed at selected poles of the company.
The usage of BSNL services will be somewhat complicated by the fact that users will have to call up a toll free number or send a SMS. Thereafter, user will be provided with a password, with the help of which the user will be able to access Wi-Fi. The user will have to pay Rs. 50 per hour for the same. A company spokesperson has also said that physical counters where people can get login credentials for internet usage would be set up across the city.