Wi-Fi service at Mother’s Wax Museum was installed by Airtel on Monday.
West Bengal Housing and Infrastructure Development Corporation (WBHIDCO) will set up 75 Wi-Fi Hotspot zones in New Town. IIT Kharagpur has identified the areas where the hotspots will be installed, Debashis Sen, chairman, WBHIDCO said on Monday.
With this new facility, visitors at the Wax Museum will get an opportunity to connect and get on to the ‘information superhighway’ to enjoy uninterrupted HD video streaming, fast uploading and downloading of movies, music and images on the move. Visitors in these hotspot zones will be able to enjoy one free browsing session of 30 minutes per day against each individual mobile number. Users wanting to avail the free Wi-Fi service will first have to enable Wi-Fi from their device settings and then connect to the Wi-Fi network under “AirtelWiFiZone”; there will be an automatic redirection to a landing page and users will need to validate the connection by inputting his/her mobile phone number. On completion the user would receive an authentication SMS containing the password. An URL option for direct login will also be sent to the user.
Sen said: “We are delighted to launch this pilot project in association with Airtel, which will form an important element in our commitment to the government’s ‘Green City’ initiative.
The Mother’s Wax Museum is one of the most-visited museums in Kolkata and is the most appropriate location for Wi-Fi services for enabling thousands of visitors to upload their selfies to social media and among friends.
Free Wi-Fi access is a part of this broader effort, which includes the enhancement of the Mothers Wax museum’s Green City presence.
This pilot project is a sort of a trial run, and hopefully it will become a more permanent feature of the wax museum appeal.”