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NDMC to re-float tender for free Wi-Fi

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wifiNew Delhi Municipal Council (NDMC) has decided to re-float the tender for providing free Wi-Fi to residents and set up CCTVs on around 18,500 street poles, the civic body informed the Delhi High Court.

On May 27, the court had restrained Indus Towers, to which letter of intent (LoI) had been issued, and NDMC from entering into a contract observing that the tender for the project did not prescribe specifications of the LED lights and CCTV cameras that were to be installed.

After taking into record the submission of the civic authority that it will re-float the tender, the court dismissed as withdrawn the petition of Reliance Jio Infocomm, which had sought quashing of the LoI issued to Indus.

Reliance Jio had sought suspension of the contract and asked the court to quash the LoI issued to Indus Towers for the project saying that while its commissioning was expected to conclude in three years, the tender was for a 10-year period.

The company said the NDMC did not act in a fair and just manner.

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