Bhubaneswar to become complete Wi-Fi city by Nov 2018


Bhubaneswar: Chief Minister Naveen Patnaik on Friday has ordered for successful execution of the proposed Smart Solution Project in Bhubaneswar before the scheduled World Cup Hockey-2018 to be held in the capital city in December 2018, thereby facilitating 24-hour Wi-Fi internet service.

The proposed Rs 550 crore project would focus on Wi-Fi, traffic management, parking system, tracking of vehicles used in public service, proper management in emergency situations, speedy remedial measures and e-challan system.

Patnaik during a meeting on implementation of Smart Solution Project directed all the stakeholders, including the Government agencies, to complete their projects within the deadline. It was revealed in the meeting that 1,800 Wi-Fi fiber access points would be set up by connecting every area of the capital city by fiber optic network to streamline the internet facility. As such, people in the city can get free internet for a certain period of time.

Further he also said that the existing traffic system would be augmented with more enforcement power. CAD/AVL system would also be introduced to track the movement of PCR vans, ambulance, fire tender, water tanker and passenger bus. Once the CAD/AVL introduced, people can know the movement of these essential vehicles through mobile apps.

The Chief Minister was also told that multi-storied parking lot with a capacity of 1,500 cars and another general parking lot with a capacity of 5,500 vehicles would be set up to streamline the parking problems in the capital city. People can book parking place through mobile app.