Delhi’s Khan Market is Now a Wi-Fi Zone
Delhi’s audacious project of bringing Wi-Fi connectivity to the markets of Delhi has begun at Khan Market. The shopping area now has limited time, free usage internet. After the free usage has expired, the shoppers can just use scratch cards to get access to the network.
To connect to the network, you just have to punch in some basic information such as email ID and phone number. Next you get a one-time password (OTP) on your phone using which you can register into the Wi-Fi network.
The facility was to be extended to Connaught Place (CP) but it is facing some technical delays. The major issue in bringing WiFi access to CP has been the size of the area. To avoid the place from looking cluttered, the cables for the services are being laid underground.
Tata Docomo and Vodafone who have partnered together with NDMC for the service say that CP will be Wi-Fi activated by the end of the month. As of now a beta service is being run in the N-block of CP.
The security agencies based in CP have also raised some issues with the service. According to them the WiFi service may be used to interfere with their network. But the folks at NDMC state that the networks used are extremely secure.
The service providers have got their security clearance after clearing five levels of certification testing. The project can also be monitored by the Department of Telecom, thereby being in safe hands.