Dilli Haat in INA is all set to get its own Wi-Fi service on Sunday which can be accessed by visitors for free for the first 20 minutes.
The Delhi government’s tourism department has decided to launch the initiative on World Tourism Day. The service is likely to be extended to the two other Dilli Haat complexes in Pitampura and Janakpuri within this year. Tourism minister Kapil Mishra will be launching the facility, which is one among the many initiatives planned for the day. Entry to all three Dilli Haat premises will be free.
According to senior officials, all major operators are on board to enable high-speed connectivity to users of the Wi-Fi facility. However, they point out that some glitches might be witnessed in the beginning. As planned by the department, the first 20 minutes of the service will be free followed by a charge for every hour. The charge may be around Rs 15.
The model will be used to collect data on users and understand the viability of the initiative, a senior official said. “The data will help in improving the facility. It will be implemented to the two other Dilli Haat complexes over the next two month,” the official said. Next on the list to get free Wi-Fi are coffee homes.
However, officials also said this initiative is not related to the one planned for the entire city. “The free Wi-Fi project for the whole city will be based on a more detailed plan,” a source said.
On the day, a seven-kilometre cycling tour will also start from a point near Mehrauli Archaeological Park. The tour being conducted by the state in collaboration with INTACH will become a regular feature.
The Delhi government has also partnered with Stanford University to use computer science to enhance the capital’s tourism potential. A Heritage Walktober, where nearly 50 food and heritage walks will be made available at one place in the tourism website, will be launched before October 7.
A tourism mobile app is also proposed to be made available by November to share with people a real-time guide to the city’s attractions. The tourism website is also expected to get a makeover.