Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday announced free Wi-Fi for the national capital. This was one of the key poll promises of the Aam Aadmi Party government ahead of the Assembly polls in 2015. Kejriwal while announcing the scheme said, “Of the 11,000 WiFi hotspots, 4,000 will be at bus-stops, while the remaining 7,000 across various markets of Delhi.” Subsequently, every week 500 wifi hotspots will be added, and within 6 months these 11,000 hotspots will be set up, he said.
Delhiites will get free 15 GB data per month. “With this free 15 GB internet data usage being provided to people, the Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) has fulfilled all the promises made in its manifesto for 2015 Assembly polls,” Kejriwal said.
The project estimated to cost around Rs 100 crore, will hold inauguration for its first phase on December 16 with 100 hotspots to be set.
Installation of 11,000 hotspots will be completed in 6 months. In August, the Delhi government had approved the free WiFi proposal.