Announcing that people in New Delhi will soon be able to enjoy free WiFi access, Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced on Wednesday that the state government plans to set up 11,000 WiFi-hotspots in the national capital within the next six months and earlier There will be 100 hotspots inaugurated on 16 December.
Speaking to the media, the CM Arvind Kejriwal said, “Providing free WIFI to the people of Delhi was an important part of our manifesto. Therefore, 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots will be set up at 4,000 bus stops and in markets. 7000 hotspots will be set up to be distributed according to 100 hotspots per assembly.The first 100 hotspots will be inaugurated on December 16.
“It will cost around Rs 100 crore. After that, 500 WiFi hotspots will be added every week, and 11,000 hotspots will be set up in 6 months. This initiative will help students and people in other fields.
In August, the Chief Minister announced that along with 11,000 free Wi-Fi hotspots, 2.80 million CCTV cameras will be installed in the national capital.
“One of our major election promises was to provide free Wi-Fi. The cabinet has approved the decision that 11000 hotspots will be set up across Delhi, with 4000 spots at bus stops and the other 7000 hotspots per assembly 100. Will be distributed according to SPOT. Every user will be given 15 GB free data per month. This will be the first step, “said Kejriwal.
The Chief Minister had also said that work will begin after the tender and work allocation process for both CCTV and Wi-Fi hotspots in three to four months.
During the last assembly elections, free Wi-Fi was a promise to you. The state is ready to take part in the elections soon.