Thiruvananthapuram: Finance Minister KN Balagopal said that 2,000 Wi-Fi hotspots will be set up across the state to expedite government services towards the public. An amount of Rs 16 crore will be allocated for the project. The announcement was made by the Finance Minister during the first full budget presentation of the second Pinarayi Vijayan government.
He said that the project aims to promote the K-FON network, increase Wi-Fi coverage and set up Wi-Fi hotspots.
"Currently, 2023 Wi-Fi hotspots have been set up across the state. This will enable 44,000 beneficiaries to use up to 8 terabytes of data per day," he informed.
The first phase of the K-FON project to provide high-speed internet access would be completed by June 30 at a project cost of Rs 1532 crore. Of this, Kerala Infrastructure Investment Fund Board (KIIFB) will provide Rs 823 crore. The rest of the expense will be borne by the state government and KSEB.