Delhi Tourism Minister Kapil Mishra launched the service today on the occasion of 'World Tourism Day'.
"Free Wi-Fi service will be available for the first 20 minutes at Dilli Haat, INA and thereafter, people will have to pay for data usage. Rs 20 will be charged for the next 30 minutes and then Rs 30 for 60 minutes and Rs 50 for 120 minutes," said a senior official.
Under the theme - 'One Billion Tourists One Billion Opportunities', the Delhi Tourism and Transportation Development Corporation (DTTDC) hosted a number of events to mark the occasion which included a cycling tour.
The tour, flagged off by Mishra and participated by several heritage enthusiasts, covered monuments of Delhi Sultanate and the Mughal Period in and around Mehrauli area. Covering more than seven kilometres, the cyclists rode for about two hours with the Tourism Minister leading them.
"Dotted with historical monuments and ruins, there is a lot that Delhi can boast about. We are constantly striving to tap Delhi's utmost potential and come up with innovative activities like the cycle tour to promote tourism in the capital," Mishra said.
DTTDC's MD and CEO Z.U Siddiqui said that in order to keep the spirit of heritage tourism alive, the cycle tour will be made a weekly activity.
"Activities like these rejuvenate both the body and the mind," he said. The Delhi Tourism also facilitated free entry at all the three Dilli Haats in the city as well as the Garden of Five Senses. Special discounts were offered to the walk-in tourists availing local tours.
A street food festival was also organised at the Delhi Institute of Hotel Management and Catering Technology in Lajpat Nagar.
The street food was prepared by the students of the institute to cater to the visitors. Other activities like musical performances by bands of police and paramilitary forces at Dilli Haats in INA and Janakpuri and traditional welcome of tourists at Delhi Tourism information counters were also the highlight of the day.
Delhi Tourism also organised complimentary tours for the visually-impaired and differently-abled students. To promote an atmosphere of joy and fervour, all the information offices of DTTDC were decorated with flowers and balloons.