Goa beaches to be WiFi-enabled: Minister

Panaji, April 1 (IANS) Beaches in Goa will soon be WiFi-enabled and also covered by closed-circuit television, Tourism Minister Dilip Parulekar said on Friday.

The state, known for its beach and nightlife, had tapped into a central government scheme to ensure internet service along the coastal hotspots, he told reporters on the sidelines of a media event here.

“All the beaches in Goa will be covered by Wi-Fi, thanks to tourism ministry’s Swadesh Darshan scheme under which the Goa government has got Rs.100 crore,” Parulekar said.

Goa attracts nearly 40 lakh tourists every year, including half a million from abroad.

Parulekar said under the scheme, CCTVs would be installed along the beaches for strengthening security.

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