Bengal gets its longest free Wi-Fi-enabled road

Bengal’s longest free WiFi-enabled road was inaugurated today. Free WiFi 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 13.5km.

The inaugural programme was held at Nabadiganta Industrial Township Authority (NTIA) where the State Urban Development Minister did the honours. The step has been taken to facilitate IT professionals.

Free WiFi will also be available on Ring road. So long this facility was available from VIP Road — Biswa Bangla Sarani intersection till Technopolis more.

The facility will be extended till EM bypass on Tuesday. WiFi for the first half an hour will be free of cost and subsequently, the service will require one to pay. Free WiFi connection will help Airport-bound professionals taking Biswa Bangla Sarani.

The thoroughfare is used by hundreds of IT professionals from their homes to their working place. The facility will help them along with students going to different educational institutions in New Town.


বাংলার দীর্ঘতম WiFi যুক্ত সড়ক হল বিশ্ব বাংলা সরণি

আজ উদ্বোধন করা হল বাংলার দীর্ঘতম WiFi যুক্ত সড়কের। এই পরিষেবা পাওয়া যাবে পুরো বিশ্ববঙ্গ সরণি জুড়ে। একদিকে ই এম বাইপাসের সংযোগস্থল থেকে অন্যদিকে নিউ টাউন হয়ে ভিআইপি রোডের সংযোগস্থল পর্যন্ত মোট ১৩.৫ কিঃ মিঃ রাস্তাজুড়েই মিলবে এই পরিষেবা।

আজ নবদিগন্ত ইন্ডাস্ট্রিয়াল টাউনশিপ আধিকারিক ভবনে এই পরিষেবার উদ্বোধন করলেন রাজ্যের নগরোন্নয়ন মন্ত্রী।

রিং রোডেও এই পরিষেবা পাওয়া যাবে। এতদিন পর্যন্ত এই WiFi পরিষেবা শুধুমাত্র ভিআইপি রোড ও বিশ্ববঙ্গ সরণির সংযোগস্থল থেকে টেকনোপলিস পর্যন্ত পাওয়া যেত। আজ থেকে ই এম বাইপাস পর্যন্ত বাড়ানো হল।

প্রথম আধ ঘণ্টা এই পরিষেবা বিনামুল্যে পাওয়া যাবে WiFi। এই পরিষেবার মাধ্যমে বিশ্ববঙ্গ সরণি থেকে বিমানবন্দরগামী রাস্তায় যে তথ্যপ্রযুক্তি কোম্পানি গুলি আছে সেখানে কর্মরত পেশাদারদের সাহায্য হবে। এছাড়াও নিউটাউনের বিভিন্ন শিক্ষাপ্রতিষ্ঠানের ছাত্র ছাত্রীদেরও সাহায্য হবে।

WiFi Kolkata – One week after launch, positive response pours in

Kolkata – India’s first WiFi city is still creating buzz in the world of social media and random coffee shops around the city. Much to the delight of those who are using the services rolled out by the Bengal government in Park Street a week before today, the latest addition to the city has brought nothing but smiles on citizens’ faces.



Here’s what much enthusiastic social media ‘keedas’ have to say a week from the launch of WiFi Kolkata

Kolkata Bloggers Rejoice

  • Kolkata now comes up with a variety of visible changes to the city – beautiful river banks, newer set of trident street lights, AC bus stops to name a few and now the Wi-Fi – Anirban Saha
  • The youth today are more at ease today with wireless devices and welcome this move by the government – Anirban Saha
  • The 5th of February, 2015 was historic. Kolkata needed WiFi. And it was served what it needed – Nabhoneel Majumdar
  • This was a momentous occasion for all bloggers – going digital is the way forward – Arjyak Bhattachrya
  • With free Wi-Fi more people will get access to internet, thus making Kolkata a ‘smart city’. As your phone number gets registered, all illegal activities done using the Wi-Fi network can be tracked easily – Rimbik Das
  • 5 February will be remembered in the history of #KolkataMilestones as it becomes #WiFiKolkata – Abhishek Chamaria
  • The world today is digitally advanced..having a social identity online.. Industries and Entrepreneurs have this Wi-Fi zoning of the city like a gift to them…not mentioning the benefits for the common people – Saimantick Bhadra
  • Citizen journalism can evolve in due course of time. Will benefit during an emergency to establish communication with those who need help – Asmita Nandy
  • Kolkata having the reputation for being the city of firsts, from golf to metros and trams, it is now the first fully WiFi enabled city in India – Kanishk Xavier Gomes
  • Kolkata is the first metro city which aims to go fully WiFi by April 2015 – Poorna Banerjee
  • Home is where the WI-Fi connects automatically and much justifies Kolkata being our hometown – Sonket


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