February 6, 2015
Social Media gives high-five for WiFi Kolkata
Kolkata took its first tottering step towards turning into a Wi-Fi city with a tweet from chief minister Mamata Banerjee, in which she announced turning Park Street into a Wi-Fi zone.
As soon as Mamata went online after inaugurating the service and her message was flashed on a giant screen, hundreds seated in the audience along the southern flank of Park Street attempted to log in.
“We are proud to be the country’s first Wi-Fi city. More than 2,000kms of cables have already been laid and work along just 250300kms is left,” the CM said.
On social media, it was a festive mood. Thousands of messages were pouring in on the official Twitter account of Mamata Banerjee, thanking her for delivering the digital gift to the city.
Here are some tweets:
The first tweet
Voice of youth
Sentiment of the city
WB CM with the selfie stick
People on Twitter thanking Didi
Stepping into the future
Looking forward towards a more empowered generation
All India Radio’s tweet mentioning the WiFi Launch
Dignitaries on the stage taking a groupife to mark the launch
Kolkata’s achievement becomes a reason for pride for Indian’s abroad
Congratulations and support pours in for Kolkata