World's longest 20 km Wi-Fi Zone in Patna

on 20 February 2014.

 

The Bihar government has moved ahead to make a large area in Patna as free Wi-Fi zone. The trial-run of the proposed 20-km length zone was undertaken this week in the presence of the chief minister Nitish Kumar at the e-Bihar summit. The free Wi-Fi zone has been dubbed as the longest such zone in the world, bypassing other with a much greater margin. Currently, Beijing is said to have the longest Wi-Fi zone with length around 3.5 km. The 'City Wi-Fi Service' will be available from Danapur in west to NIT in the East. It will cover important areas like Danapur, Saguna More, Bailey road, Gandhi Maidan, Dak Bunglow, Exhibition Road etc. The user, however, will have to register before using it due to security concerns. The government has allotted Rs 2.75 Crore for the project. The project will enable the smartphone users, tablet users or laptop users to use the service for accessing the web services at any point within the zone. The service will be fully functional in a months time.