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By Newsgram Staff Writer

Delhi government is considering mounting WiFi antennas on electricity poles instead of cellphone towers under its project to make Delhi a WiFi city in a year. The new ‘Samrt poles’ can be used for multiple purposes like mounting CCTV cameras too, Indian newspaper Indian Express reported.

The move has been motivated by the need to reduce expenditure. The smart poles will not only consume less electricity but wouldn’t require any addition allocation of land to build new towers too, the report said.

The government will not have to seek land from Delhi Development Authority (DDA) and as the electricity poles come under the Delhi government, the process will not face any bureaucratic hassle.

About one-fifth (2.5 lakh – 3 lakh) poles will be turned to smart poles under this model, according to the newspaper.

This WiFi model has come up mainly because of the bad feedback about the NDMC WiFi facilities in started in Connaught Place last year.

Before taking a final decision, a radio-frequency survey will be undertaken of the entire city to find any technical issues. The survey and the availability of electricity poles in different areas will guide the government`s strategy.

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Megastar Amitabh Bachchan Considers Delhi As His Home

The 75-year-old cine icon, who has a Delhi residence called "Sopaan", wore a black pathani suit with a navy blue bandhgala

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A huge crowd of fans — from every nook and corner of the city and NCR — waited for hours to catch a glimpse of megastar Amitabh Bachchan, who took to a stage at a south Delhi market on Friday with wife Jaya and daughter Shweta Bachchan.

The Bachchan family, minus Abhishek Bachchan and Aishwarya Rai Bachchan, was here for the launch of a Kalyan Jewellers showroom at the South Extension market.

A stage was set up facing the main road, where people came out in large numbers to watch Bollywood’s “Shahenshah” and hear him say some words. Whether it was Noida, Gurugram or even Saharanpur, people travelled from various places to make the most of the chance.

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Consider Delhi like my home, says Big B as fans cheer.

Overwhelmed by the turnout of fans, Big B told the crowd: “I thank everyone for coming here. You all have come out in great numbers. I consider Delhi like my home, and you all are family members to me.”

His words drew a loud cheer and applause from the audience members, some of whom waited for long, braving the heat. The buzz about the event had been made via newspaper ads and radio announcements.

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The 75-year-old cine icon, Amitabh Bachchan, who has a Delhi residence called “Sopaan”, wore a black pathani suit with a navy blue bandhgala, while Jaya looked elegant in a traditional Kasavu sari. Their daughter Shweta aced the fashion game in a bright yellow sari teamed with traditional polki jewellery. (IANS)

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