Varanasi: Minister for Communications and IT Shri Ravi Shankar Prasad inaugurated BSNL's WiFi Services at the Dashaswamedh Ghat of Ganga in Varanasi on Sunday and promised a project worth over Rs 100 crore to boost Internet connectivity in the district.

Besides, the Minister announced setting up the state's first IT park with support from the central government.

"Ravi Shankar Prasad, Minister of Communications and IT, inaugurated Wi-fi hotspot zone created by BSNL at Dashashwamedh Ghat & Shitala Ghats of Varanasi today," an official BSNL statement said.

The company would be providing free Wi-fi services, for 30 minutes per 24 hours, that visitors can utilise in multiple sessions.

After the free usage limit of 30 minutes is exhausted, a customer can continue using the service on a paid basis, for which subscription plans are available in the denomination of Rs 20, Rs 30, Rs 50 and Rs 70 for validity of 30 minutes, 60 minutes, 120 minutes and one day, respectively.

The Minister promised setting up first IT park in the state at Varanasi under Software Technology Park of India (STPI).

Prasad also proposed to set up an Extension Centre of NIELIT (National Institute of Electronics & Information Technology) Gorakhpur at Varanasi with an estimated cost of Rs 5 crore which will offer 'Digital Marketing' course for artisans and weavers here.

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