The government has identified 2194 public places throughout the state to install free Wi-Fi hotspots as part of increasing public participation in the e-governance projects.

Earlier, it was decided to install 2000 hotspots. But after the spot selection, it was raised to 2194.

According to the IT Mission officials, the tender for this will be called this month.

The project worth Rs 50 crore mainly aims making it easy for the public to access the government websites freely for unlimited data.

The hotspots are to be installed at government offices, bus stands, parks, libraries, Jans Seva Kendras and Akshaya centres.

Once the Kerala Fibre Optic Network (K-FON) is fully developed the Wi-Fi network will be connected to it. With this the expenses for band width will be reduced.

The project will be implemented dividing the state to three sectors. – Mathrabhoomi