Delhi Govt announces free Wi-Fi, to begin set up 11,000 hotspots in 3 months

Delhi Government has passed a proposal to set up around 11,000 free Wi-Fi hotspot zones across all the city in next three to four months.

Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal, announcing the cabinet decision, said in the first phase of the plan around 11,000 hotspots would be set up and people would be able to use up to 15 GB free data every month.

About 7,000 hotspots would be set up in 70 assembly seats- 100 hotspots per assembly whereas 4,000 hotspots would be set up at bus stops.

The project would be executed under the private-public partnership (PPP) model. The government has committed Rs 100 crore investment for the project annually.

The Wi-Fi hotspot would cover within 50-meter radius with 200 Mbps internet speed. People would require to select the network name and feed in mobile number and OTP to use free wi-fi services.

Close to 200 people would be simultaneously connected to a free Wi-Fi hotspot.

This is the single biggest initiative of a govt anywhere in the world providing such a big number of free Wi-Fi hotspots, added Kejriwal.

Based on this experience, the govt said to installs more Wi-Fi and CCTV cameras in the next phase. Besides, the Delhi government also talked of installing close to 3 lakh CCTV to ensure women safety.

According to an estimate, the Delhi population is close to 19 million. This is part of the AAP manifesto promises made during the 2015 assembly elections.

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