Delhi government announces 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots across the city with 15 GB free data
Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal announced that the government will be installing 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspots all across the city. This will allow Delhi residents to connect to these hotspots and access the internet for free. Every user will be given 15 GB of free data.
Kejriwal said that the government had already started work on the installation of the hotspots. The 15 GB of free data will be given to users every month. No details were mentioned whether users will be able to pay an amount to increase their data limit or buy extra data when the free data is over. It was mentioned that this is going to be the first phase. This could mean more hotspots could be installed later for wider coverage of the city.
“Delhi govt fulfills it’s major election promise of providing free wifi,
Cabinet approves 11000 hotspots across Delhi.
This is the single biggest initiative of a govt anywhere in the world providing such a big number of free WiFi hotspots”- @ArvindKejriwal#FreeWiFiInDelhi pic.twitter.com/BJZqU5puEj
— AAP (@AamAadmiParty) August 8, 2019
Back in 2015, Kejriwal had promised that the government will be installing hotspots all over the city and has now finally fulfilled it. Additionally, he announced that 2,000 CCTV cameras are being installed in every Assembly area. Each Assembly segment will get 100 Wi-fi hotspots. He also announced that all the 7,000 bus stops in Delhi will be equipped with Wi-Fi hotspots.
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