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Patna to get 20km stretch of free Wi-fi: all the way from NIT to Danapur



Patna: a Wi-fi hotspot?

Patna: a Wi-fi hotspot?

Patna: according to reports, the long stretch from NIT-Patna on Ashok Rajpath to Danapur, a 20-km distance will have free Wi-Fi facility. On Wednesday, chief minister Kumar unveiled the 20km free Wi-Fi zone, the longest across the globe, at the e-Bihar summit in Patna. Kumar also unveiled a ‘city surveillance and dial 100′ scheme under which at least 100 CCTV cameras installed in different localities of the state capital became operational. A state data centre has also been opened for storing of the ‘data’ collected by these cameras.

Speaking on the occasion, CM Kumar announced an IT City would be developed on a 200-acre plot at Rajgir. He also said the government has in principle approved an infotech building on a plot of one lakh sq ft and another on a plot of 5 lakh sq ft in Patna. Besides, an infotech park is coming up on the outskirts of the city. Kumar asked the information technology department officials to hold roadshows in select cities across the country to spread awareness about the progress made by Bihar in the field of information technology. “Our state should now be the IT industry’s favourite destination,” he said.

The state’s free Wi-Fi zone is the longest in the world since China’s 3.5 km zone was treated as the longest so far. The ‘city surveillance and dial 100′ project is first of its kind in the country as it integrates the surveillance of the city, vehicle tracking and dial 100 control centre schemes. An automated number plate recognition system has been installed on 11 roads, which will automatically note the registration number of the vehicles entering and exiting the city. “It was with this surveillance system’s help that the Patna police rescued the son of a city-based trader from Ara within 24 hours of his kidnapping recently,” CM Kumar said.

[courtesy: The Times of India]

2 Responses

  1. But it is very painful that PATNA CITY(Eastern
    Part),which has so many
    Historical places & where
    live a majority of PATNITES &
    a major Bussiness Complex has been left eout of the COVERAGE AREA.This needs immediate attention.

  2. vicky kumar says:

    Success of bihar

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