After a string of projects named after chief minister J Jayalalithaa, Tamil Nadu will now get Amma Wi-Fi Zones in 50 places.
“In a move to implement the Free Wi-Fi zone scheme as announced in the party manifesto, Chief Minister Jayalalithaa issued orders to set up Amma Wi-Fi zone in 50 spots, comprising larger bus terminuses, commercial complexes and parks,” a release from Chief Minister’s office said.
The Wi-Fi zones, called Amma Wi-Fi Zone, will be provided in 50 locations such as large bus terminuses, parks and other public spaces.
Free internet facilities will be provided initially in 50 schools at a cost of ₹10 crore and funds will be allocated for the annual expenditure of ₹1.5 crore to maintain the facilities.
A special investors’ cell will be opened in the Coimbatore Tidel Park at a cost of Rs 2 crore. “This facility will be set up with 50 seats, and Nasscom will be the knowledge partner,” said the chief minister.
Sholinganallur Elcosez will get a new building at a cost of Rs 80 crore. Elcosez was set up in 2004-05 and provides direct employment to 45,000 people and 90,000 indirect employment.
For customers who opt to make use of government services through mobile applications, the release said, a new scheme, Assured Multi-Modal Access, would be launched offering the services of government department in mobile phones.