Mumbai can now boast not only of being the city with largest public Wi-Fi service in India but also one of the largest in the world. Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis today announced that 500 Wi-Fi hotspots have gone live across Mumbai under the phase 1 of Mumbai Wi-Fi project. “#MumbaiWifi is India’s largest Public WiFi service & one of the largest globally too,” Fadnavis tweeted. He also announced that 1200 WiFi hotspots will become active by May 1, 2017.

The WiFi network was said to be used for smart parking and smart transportation facilities by providing real-time updates on the traffic, routes and the capacity of the modes of transportations. It was reported that the hotspots in the city would be set up in prominent locations such as the Gateway of India and Chowpatty, and certain areas in the city and the suburbs.