Chunnambar, beach on digital map now

Now tourists visiting the Promenade Beach and Chunnambar Beach resort will be able to access hi-speed Internet.

Updated - July 22, 2015 09:14 am IST

Published - July 22, 2015 12:00 am IST - PUDUCHERRY:

Now tourists visiting the Promenade Beach and Chunnambar Beach resort will be able to access hi-speed Internet with the famed tourist spots being Wi-Fi enabled as part of the Digital India campaign.

The Wi-Fi facility has been rolled out by BSNL in association with the Directorate of Information Technology of the Puducherry government.

To start with, Wi-Fi facility has been introduced at the Beach Promenade. Necessary infrastructure and latest equipment have been set up at Le Cafe run by the Puducherry Tourism Development Corporation.

Wi-Fi enabled

The entire stretch starting from the Tourism Information Centre on the south of Beach Road to the Chief Secretariat has been Wi-Fi enabled.

“People can register their names using their laptops and mobile phones and they will be provided with a one-time password. Initially, they can access hi-speed Internet with speed of 10 MBPS free of cost for the first 30 minutes in a day or up to three sessions in a month. After exhausting the free service, visitors can make use of the facility by buying different packages provided by BSNL,” A.S. Sivakumar, Director of Information Technology, told The Hindu .

Starting with 80 users on July 2, the service has been accessed by over 800 users as on Wednesday. A Wi-Fi hotspot has also been set up at Chunnambar Beach Resort.

Equipment have been set up at the Paradise Beach and the service will be introduced at Bharathi Park shortly. The department is planning to gradually extend the service to the new bus stand, railway station and the Botanical Garden, Mr. Sivakumar said.

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