Wi-Fi at Taj Mahal has been recently introduced by Indias Federal Ministry of Information Technology. The news was spread on Twitter by the minister of information technology of the country Ravi Shankar Prasad on June 16, 2015.
At the #TajMahal using #BSNL WiFi. #WiFiTaj pic.twitter.com/YY7ey2Z2Sf, the minister twitted.
The facility is available to all the visitors of Taj Mahal for free. However, the access is limited up to 30 minutes. The service of free Wi-Fi at Taj Mahal is provided by the state-run communication company Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL). When the free limit of access to Wi-Fi is reached, visitors can pay fee to continue using Wi-Fi at Taj Mahal. The amount of fee has not been stated.
The twit of Mr. Ravi Shankar Prasad on the launch of free Wi-Fi at Taj Mahal has met a wave of criticism from people. The main reason of their disappointment in the new service is that now one of the worlds wonders will be turned to a place of public seflies. Visitors will be busy with their mobile devices and laptops missing the beauty of the great Taj Mahal, a prominent piece of Mogul architecture.
This thought of hundreds of laptop & mobile users sitting at Taj Mahal just to access Wi-Fi makes me so against the idea of FREE Wi-Fi, twitted one of the opponents of the new service.
With #WifiTaj now nobody will admire the beauty of #TajMahal any more because people will be busy in posting their selfies, twitted another one.
In 2007 the Taj Mahal was recognized as one of the worlds wonders, basing on the survey with the sample size of 100 million respondents. Annually from three to five million tourists come to Agra to visit and contemplate the most impressive and beautiful mausoleum of the world. The Taj Mahal was built by Mogul King Shah Jahan in the memory of his beloved wife who died during the delivery of their 14th child. The construction took 20 years. It was completed in1653. Later the King Shah Jahan was also buried at Taj Mahal.