Salar Jung Museum to go Wi-Fi

Salar Jung Museum in the city.–File photo

Salar Jung Museum in the city.–File photo

The first museum in the country to tap non-conventional energy for its power needs by installing rooftop solar plant, Salar Jung Museum in the city is all set to score another distinction by becoming first Wi-Fi enabled museum.

Museum authorities have initiated steps to provide Wi-Fi for the visitors by next month with the facility made available at all the exhibition areas spread across three blocks. A major draw for tourists from local, national to international, the museum has 38 galleries located in central, eastern and western blocks showcasing a part of its rich collection.

According to Salar Jung Museum authorities, tenders were recently called for introduction of Wi-Fi on two floors of the visitor areas and some service providers have already inspected the premises. “Few issues are to be addressed and after re-tendering, we expect the facility to be in place before July end,” said M.Veerender, Deputy Curator.

The ground and first floor of the museum is open for public while the second floor houses library and the third floor earmarked for office space. “To start with, the indoor Wi-Fi hotspot would cater to the first two floors and we will consider spreading it to the library area at a later stage,” he said. Certain security issues were also being considered for incorporation in the Wi-Fi facility, based on the advice of security staff. Salar Jung Museum recently got rooftop solar plant installed and trial runs initiated with the authorities expecting the move to bring down electricity bills considerably by addressing at least 50 per cent of power needs.

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