"BSNL will set up 40,000 wi-fi hot spots across the country and the project is likely to be completed by 2018," Telecom Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad said while launching wi-fi facility at Taj Mahal.
    
The Minister added that estimated investment by BSNL for this would be around Rs 6,000 crore. The company also inaugurated wi-fi facility at Taj Mahal as part of the government's plan to put such services at major tourist places.
    
This year BSNL will set up another 2,500 wi-fi hot spots at 250 locations at the cost of Rs 500 crore. BSNL CMD Anupam Shrivastava said that of these 200 hot spots have already been set up.
    
BSNL will be providing free wi-fi services for 30 minutes per 24 hrs (three times in a month) which visitors can utilise in multiple sessions.
    
After free usage limit of 30 minutes is exhausted, one can continue using the service on 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 min, 60 min, 120 min and one day, respectively.