Taj Mahal is set to get free internet for all the travelers.
Had Shahjahan been alive today, he would have made the Taj Mahal go viral across the web. One among the Seven Wonders of the World, The Taj Mahal is now ready to get free Wi-Fi internet facility. Across the campus of famous Taj Mahal, you can get the internet for 30 minutes every day from June 16th 2015.
According to Bharatiya Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL), you can use any browser and download or surf. But after the specified 30 minutes, you shall be charged INR 30 per hour. As per the reports, the trials have been completed already and the service will be launched by union Telecom Minister Ravi Shanker Prasad.
The Wi-Fi is a joint effort by BSNL who has provided the bandwidth and Quadgen (a Bengaluru based company) is offering the wireless support. Keeping in mind the security aspects, the ASI (Archaeological Survey of India) has allowed Wi-Fi availability within a radius of 30 metres right from the main gate of the Taj Mahal.
As per the officials, a lot of travelers especially the foreign tourists complained about the lack of Wi-Fi in the campus. As a result the Archaeological Survey of India (ASI) approached BSNL to initiate on this front. As of now, the public Wi-Fi facility is available only at the Agra Cantonment railway station.
According to the experts, if the internet trial at the Taj goes successful, there talks on extending the facility to Fatehpur Sikri too. This historical monument also holds immense significance in the pages of history and witnesses a huge number of visitors every year.
But of all the monuments in the city and rest of the country, the Taj Mahal is the most talked about memorials. Last year, the Taj attracted more than 60.72 lakh visitors.
Across the year, millions of tourists come from all over the globe. The monument made of pure marble stands as an epitome of unconditional love. Shahjahan, the emperor got it built in the memory of his wife Mumtaz. The city of Agra is located in the state Uttar Pradesh in India and widely known for its rich cultural heritage, language, markets, food and last but not the least the Taj Mahal. Come once to this place to savor culture and food together.