After the Delhi government’s recent announcement to provide free bus and Delhi Metro rides for all women commuters, they have come up with another intriguing update that caught every smartphone user’s attention.
The Arvind Kejriwal-led Delhi government has announced free Wi-Fi across the national capital. The announcement came after the youngsters in the state asked for an update on the Delhi government’s earlier promise to provide free Wi-Fi in the capital.
The Aam Aadmi Party government had promised in the 2015 election to provide free Wi-Fi service to the residents in the national capital.
Delhi govt fulfills it's major election promise of providing free Wi-Fi.
Cabinet approves creation of 11,000 hotspots across Delhi.
This is the single biggest initiative of a govt anywhere in the world providing such a big number of free Wi-Fi hotspots
— Arvind Kejriwal (@ArvindKejriwal) August 8, 2019
While talking to reporters at a press conference, CM Kejriwal said that every individual in Delhi will be able to access 15 GB of free data every month at a speed of 200mbps.
Delhi CM Arvind Kejriwal: 11,000 hotspots will be installed across Delhi. The work to provide free WiFi has started in a way. Every user will be given 15 GB data free, every month. This is the first phase. pic.twitter.com/GlphXfYeeK
— ANI (@ANI) August 8, 2019
Reportedly, around 200 people will be able to use the Wi-Fi services at each hotspot within 50 metres in range. 7,000 hotspots will be set up in each of Delhi’s 70 assembly constituencies and 4,000 hotspots will be set up at each bus stop and major bus terminuses in the capital. The free Wi-Fi services will begin in 3-4 months.
“11,000 hotspots will be installed across Delhi. The work to provide free WiFi has started. Every user will be given 15 GB data free, every month. This is the first phase.”
“All out election promises had a deadline of five years and we will complete the projects by then,” the CM said.
The CM had also earlier announced that electricity will be free for up to 200 units and half the price for between 201 to 400 units.
While the Delhi government’s promises seem to attract eyeballs, only time will tell if these promises will actually benefit the ‘Aam Aadmi’ or not.