New Delhi: Ahead of the Delhi Assembly elections, the ruling Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) announced free Wi-Fi service for the people of the national capital.
Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal in a press conference on Wednesday said that Delhi will have 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots within six months. All these hotspots will be installed at different public places, including bus shelters to provide free internet service at public places in the national capital.
Kejriwal said that 4,000 hotspots will be set up at bus stops, and 7,000 in various markets across the national capital. Services of free Wi-Fi to be started on December 16 as the Delhi government has announced to setup first 100 hotspots.
“Every week, 500 Wi-Fi hotspots will be added, and within 6 months, these 11,000 hotspots will be set up,” the CM said, adding that the entire project would cost around Rs 100 crore.
“After the inauguration of 100 Wi-Fi hotspots, every week, 500 Wi-Fi hotpots will be added and within six months, all 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots would be set up,” Kejriwal added.
Giving free Wi-Fi was one of the key promises of Kejriwal-led AAP in last assembly polls, however, the project was nowhere in discussion for last five years and it was announced at the time when assembly elections are close.