From Waah Taj to Wi-Fi Taj: Now access free internet at heritage site

  • IANS, Agra
  • Updated: Jun 16, 2015 19:30 IST

Tourists visiting Taj Mahal will now be able to enjoy free wi-fi for 30 minutes.

The service was launched by union minister for communications Ravi Shankar Prasad launched at the Taj Mahal complex.

Anyone wishing to remain logged in for more than half-an-hour can do so by paying Rs 30 an hour.

BSNL has made special arrangements to introduce the facility with support from Quadgen, a Bengaluru-based company.

Future plans include introducing Wi-Fi at the Fathepur Sikri complex. The Agra Cantt railway station is already Wi-Fi enabled.

Taj Mahal remains India's major tourist draw, visited by six million in 2014.

While tourism industry leaders have generally welcomed the new facility, some conservationists feel the internet would prevent many tourists from appreciating the beauty of the monument, and soaking in the romance of the ambience of the surroundings.

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