The free Wi-Fi project has been initiated with Lodhi Garden and will also cover gardens, metro stations, important monuments and market places under NDMC jurisdictions. The New Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) is making arrangements for the same and tenders have already been floated.

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“There is a plan to provide free Wi-Fi at all the major parks under our area in the longer run. For now, tenders have been floated for Lodhi Garden and the service is likely to commence in April,” a senior NDMC official said.

“This is part of the NDMC’s plan to make the entire area a Wi-Fi zone. Lodhi Garden will be covered in the first phase and gradually, it will be implemented at the other parks, important monuments, metro stations and marketplaces under our jurisdiction,” the official added.

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The civic body plans to provide the service using ‘smart poles’ which are LED streetlights equipped with Wi-Fi facility and security cameras. The plan to replace the existing streetlights with smart poles was conceptualised in 2015, but has been stuck since then.

Free WiFi, that sounds good!! only if people use it for the good and not for what they mostly use it for.

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