Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Palnaik on Monday launched the city-wide Wi-Fi project titled “BhubaneswarMe Wi-Fi” by the Bhubaneswar Smart City Limited (BSCK) that will give IT backbone to the temple city and strengthen its path and resolve to be Smart City as well ahead of the Odisha Hockey Men’s world cup.
The 2018 FIH Men’s Hockey World Cup will be held from November 28 to December 16 at the Kalinga Stadium in Bhubaneswar.
Comparable to the best modern cities in the world, there will be 500 Wi-Fi hotspots spread across Bhubaneswar for youth and other citizens to access free data and benefit from knowledge economy. The Chief Minister called upon the youth to benefit from this initiative and aim big in their spheres of work.
The project started with 100 Hotspots having 275 Access Point on day one. The city will have 518 Hotspots with 1,800 Access Points. The Internet speed will be 2 mbps with one user getting up to 250 MB free data.
“Bhubaneswar dot Me Wi-Fi project will be a game changer for our youth to realise the heights of knowledge economy. Bhubaneswar will stamp its entry as a global Smart City with 500 Hotspots spanning the entire city under this project,” said the Chief Minister.
The Chief Minister launched the programme at the State Secretariat here in presence of Culture Minister Ashok Panda, Development Commissioner and Smart City Ltd Chairman R Balkrishnan and Bhubaneswar Municipal Corporation Mayor Ananta Narayan Jena.
There will not be any charge on data usages for citizens and free data pack is also provided for all users, said the Chief Minister.
“As part of my commitment for 3Ts – Technology, Transparency and teamwork, in coming days we will have similar free Wi-Fi facilities in all our corporations – Cuttack, Sambalpur, Berhampur, Rourkela and our Jagannath Dham – Puri,” said Patnaik.