Modi launches eNagar project with free wifi across 8 areas in Ahmedabad

It seems Indian state governments is on a roll to provide free WiFi to its public. First Bangalore, then Patna and now its time for Ahmedabad.

According to a recent announcement made by Gujarat’s chief minister Narendra Modi, 8 areas in Ahmedabad will soon get free public WiFi zones. The program which has been rolled out under the government’s ‘e-Nagar’ project is expected to be gradually extended to 53 towns across the state.

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“Our dream is that of a Digital India and a Digital Gujarat is a start in this direction. And today is the first step- of making Ahmedabad a WiFi city,” said Modi.

Under the program, the state government has launched a series of e-governance projects, this include e-Nagar web portal, that enables public to pay taxes and manage plethora of other government related tasks; e-Nagar mobile application; e-Ward, initiated at Rajkot Municipal Corporation for issuance of digital signatures of birth certificates; and BRTS bus arrival mapping system for a more convenient problem transport system.

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