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Uttarakhand rolls out hot air balloons, free WiFi services to remote areas

In order to take forward the Digital India mission, Uttarakhand government launched free WiFi services with the help of aerostats  to provide internet services in remote areas. The officials, in the presence of CM Trivendra Rawat, launched the service at the IT park in the state capital Dehradun. These hot air balloons will be extremely useful in disaster management such as in the case of forest fires, cloudbursts etc.

According to the reports, anyone within the range of the Aerostat will be able to connect to WiFi which will be free initially and anyone can login without password. The range of the Aerostat will be within 7.5 km with an internet speed of upto 5 Mbps. Once charged, aerostat can remain in the air for 14 days.

In the month of March, Uttarakhand government also provided WiFi services through solar power in ten remote Ghes village in the Garhwal hills. The chief minister said that the state government is committed to bring its villages on the digital map.

Inputs from Economic Times