Bihar Beats Beijing As World’s Longest Free WiFi Zone Opens In Patna
Bihar Chief Minister Nitish Kumar has unveiled world’s longest stretch of free Wi-Fi zone in Patna, which is the capital of Bihar. If you are travelling from Patna to Danapur, then between NIT-Patna on Ashok Rajpath to Danapur you can get absolutely free Wi-Fi connectivity. This 20 Kms stretch is the longest free Wi-Fi zone, anywhere in the world.
Recently, Bangalore became the first city in India to have free Wi-Fi zones. Named “Namma WiFi”, free Wi-Fi is available at MG Road, Brigade Road, CMH Road, and around the bus stations of Yeshwantpur, Koramangala and Shanthinagar.
Narendra Modi has promised that Ahmedabad will also have its own free Wi-Fi zones so has Delhi government assured us of this luxury. Before this, China’s 3.5 Kms long Wi-Fi zone was considered the longest but Patna has now overtaken this achievement.
This immensely useful service was unveiled during eBihar summit where CM Nitish Kumar also inaugurated ‘Dial 100’ and ‘City Surveillance’ services wherein hundreds of CCTV cameras would be installed all over the city for better safety and security. A dedicated data center has been opened as well, which will store the data captured by these CCTVs all over the city. During the event, Nasscom president R Chandrashekhar and Beltron MD Atul Sinha were also present.
The Government of Bihar has introduced the ‘Dial 100’ and ‘City Surveillance’ in a bid to make Patna crime-free. In a first of its kind, this project will enable CCTVs to capture vehicle numbers and person’s identity instantly, which would be shared all over the network to nab any criminal. Every vehicle entering or exiting the city would be monitored this way.
Bihar is one of the backward states of India, where economic development has not picked up as compared to other developed states such as Maharashtra and Karnataka. Though the state is rich in natural resources and human talent (maximum number of IAS officers are from Bihar), somehow the development which have happened, is missing.
By inaugurating this Wi-Fi zone of 20 Kms in Patna and the excellent City Surveillance and Dial 100 projects, CM Nitish Kumar is now forcing everyone to take notice of the new Bihar.
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