WiFi cities India

Wi-Fi has nowadays become as important as food for many of us and it seems the Narendra Modi government which came to power two months back has also realized the power possessed by Wi-Fi and decided to give it a further boost.

The NaMo government has decided on launching Wi-Fi services in urban areas and universities. The move has been taken in order to increase IT based government interference with people and making mobile connectivity easier. The government will be providing support to municipal bodies and state governments to launch these services.

BJP all throughout its election campaign stressed on creating "Islands" where Wi-Fi connectivity will be made available to speed up the process of e-governance all across the country, particularly in the urban pockets.

If some sources are to be believed, the telecom department paid a visit to the Prime Minister on Saturday and are expected to get approval of "competent authority" for the project by March next year.

The Telecom department is also trying to get a Cabinet approval for a scheme which aims at making mobile phone connectivity available to all uncovered villages in the Himalayan states. Another proposal which is in line to get the Cabinet's approval is for comprehensive telecom development in the North East region of the country.

In a recent presentation of all the important infrastructure ministries, the Planning Commission has submitted that the department aims at awarding work to set up around 500 mobile towers in the Left Wing Extremism affected districts. In 2014, it has a target of connecting 50,000 panchayats with the help of National optical fibre network.

The road transport ministry is also planning on launching a web portal which would aim at helping contractors in keeping a track of their pending bills and their current location.

According to a Ministry official, the facility for uploading the bill won't be available in the starting but one will be easily able to find out the status of his or her claims. This web portal will put an end to the ages old ritual of contractors visiting the government offices in order to get their payments cleared.

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