Arvind Kejriwal, the Chief Minister of Delhi, just confirmed on Aam Aadmi Party’s Twitter handle that inhabitants of Delhi would get free Wi-Fi connection starting this month. The data limit for Wi-Fi usage is kept at 15GB per user every month while the speed of the internet connection will vary between 50 and 100 Mbps.
The proposal to provide free Wi-Fi connection was approved in August this year. The government plans to spend ₹100 crores for the project that involves setting up of 11,000 Wi-Fi hotspot terminals across the city in six weeks from now. The government had mentioned that it would set up 4,000 hotspot terminals in bus stops and 7,000 hotspot terminals in market areas.
As per the latest announcement, the Delhi government will inaugurate the setup of the first 100 hotspot terminals on December 16. Thereafter, 500 Wi-Fi hotspot terminals will be set up every week. The Wi-Fi connection will work within 50-metre radius of the hotspot terminal. Every terminal is expected to support 150 to 200 users simultaneously.