Udupi: Malpe Beach has been turned as the Country’s first 24 hours free Wi-Fi beach. The official launching of Free Wi-Fi facility was held at the beach on Sunday January 24.
Pramod Madhwaraj Udupi MLA and also Parliamentary Secretary for Revenue launched the Free Wi-Fi facility.
Speaking on the occasion MLA Pramod said that The Tourism Department has initiated several development projects at Malpe beach to enhance the quality of service offered to the visitors. Priority is being given to cleanliness and hygiene. The connecting road was developed at a cost of Rs 5 crore. New Watch Tower, Toilet and Parking facility has been established. Beach cleaners and Life guards have been appointed. A new Beach cleaning machine worth of Rs 70 lakh has been purchased, he added.
Presently tourists can enjoy free WiFi. This freebie comes courtesy, initiative of the department of tourism in association with BSNL. Users can access 4G speed WiFi for a particular number for half-n-hour.
Manjunathaiah, commissioner, Udupi city municipal council, Vishnumoorthy BSNL Officer, Sudesh Shetty Beach development were present.