The Kathmandu Metropolitan City launches free Wi-Fi zones and CCTV surveillance

Kathmandu mayor Bidya Sundar Shakya commits to expand free Wi-Fi service throughout the Capital by next two years.

The Kathmandu Metropolitan City (KMC) has set up 16 CCTV cameras and free Wi-Fi zones at four different public places.

Free Wi-Fi service has been started in Chhaku Paku Mandir (Baneshwor Park), Sano Gaucharan, Thapa Gaun Chowk and Seto Ganesh Mandir in Buddhanagar, and the CCTV cameras have been installed along the 1km stretch from Simrik Pool of Rudramati River to Ratna Rajya School.

“Apart from making our metropolis prosperous, we also need to make our city more secure and managed. I am ever committed to this task,” Shakya said at the event.

Rajkumar KC, chairperson of KMC-10 said the ward had already installed eight CCTV cameras for security purpose.

“We were able to nab four thieves and hit and run suspects, thanks to those cameras,” he said, adding that the additional security cameras will further strengthen public safety.

KC also said the entire ward will be equipped with CCTV cameras within a year.