On 16 December, 100 hotspots will be inaugurated launching the Delhi government’s free wifi scheme. Out of the 11,000 hotspots, 4,000 will be set up at bus stops and 7,000 others will be located in markets, residential welfare associations and other places in the city.
Speaking to the media, the chief minister said, “Providing free WIFI to the people of Delhi was an important part of our manifesto. So, 11,000 wifi-hotspots will be set up in which 4000 hotspots will be set up at bus stops and 7000 in markets which will be divided as per 100 hotspots per assembly. The first 100 hotspots will be inaugurated on December 16. It will cost around Rs 100 crores. Subsequently, every week 500 wifi-hotspots will be added, and within 6 months these 11,000 hotspots will be set up. This step will help students and people in other sectors.”
Before this, CM Kejriwal had made travel for women on buses free. He had said that Delhi Metro would also be free for women but that is yet to take place. He also said that electricity would be free for Delhi residents for up to 200 units.
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