Nagpur will become Wi-Fi enabled city by March 2017

dsc_9517Nagpur: Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis said that Nagpur will become Wi-Fi enabled city by March 2017.

Fadnavis was here to inaugurate the public Wi-Fi system under the Smart City project. Union Minister for Road Transport and Shipping Nitin Gadkari too was present for the function.

dsc_9566He said, Nagpur will take shape of ‘Smart and Safe’ city by March 2017. “Around 4000 surveillance cameras have been installed in the city. This will help police in obtaining information about accidents and criminal activities and also help in real time planning of traffic movement,” said the CM.

Similarly, digital kiosks will be installed at city bus stops, wherein the passengers will get location of the buses, seating arrangements and timings on screen, said Fadnavis.

He said, “Various government services will be available online for citizens as digitalisation initiatives have been implemented in city and by the end of this year, Nagpur is set to become digital city of the country.”

dsc_9585Mayor Pravin Datke appreciated NMC Officials and Larsen and Tubro company for integrated smart city infrastructure.

Vijay Gautam, Principal Secretary IT made introductory remarks. Additional Commissioner Dr. Ramnath Sonwane compered the programme while Municipal Commissioner Shravan Hardikar proposed a vote of thanks.

Legislators Anil Sole, Sudhakar Deshmukh, Vikas Kumbhare, Sudhakar Kohle, Divisional Commissioner Anoop Kumar, Commissioner of Police Dr. K Venkatesham, Collector Sachin Kurve, Sandeep Joshi, Kaustubh Dhawase and others were present.