State Urban Development minister Firhad Hakim inaugurated Bengal’s longest free wi-fi-enabled
road on Tuesday. The project has been implemented by New Town Telecom Infrastructure Development Company Limited (NTTIDCO) – a joint venture company of the Housing Infrastructure Development Corporation (HIDCO) and WEBFIL Limited.
Now free wi-fi will be available over the entire stretch on Biswa Bangla Sarani, between its intersection
with Eastern Metropolitan Bypass on one side and VIP Road on the other via New Town, covering a distance of 13.5 km.
The step has been taken to facilitate I-T professionals who travel along the road to their workplaces in Salt Lake and Rajarhat.
This wi-fi project has been taken up to give more effective connectivity to the maximum users working in this region. Apart from using internet in Nabadiganta area, this project will help to create ‘on-the-go’ connectivity for the people moving towards airport through Salt Lake and New Town.
In the first phase of the project, the 10.6 km stretch of Biswa Bangla Sarani within New Town connecting Box Bridge to VIP Road has been covered through wifi connectivity.
The present project, in the second phase, which will cover about 9 km stretch of Biswa Bangla Sarani (in Salt Lake Bypass) from Chingrighata to Box Bridge and Ring Road, has been inaugurated by the state urban development minister.
“It is really a great step by the Bengal government. Chief Minister Mamata Banerjee is showing, how a modern city can be developed,” said the Urban Development minister.
In this second phase of work, 155 Mbps leased line has been provided in the Control room and the wifi connectivity has been established through 22 Root Access Point and 44 mesh Access Point.
This development is a major move by HIDCO and Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NDITA) before the Bengal Global Business Summit (BGBS) scheduled to be held on January 20 and 21, when many foreign delegates will be coming to the city and will be taken accommodation at different hotels in New Town, thus, using this stretch to reach the venue of the summit on Milan Mela ground.