Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Wednesday declared that residents of the national Capital will get 15 gigabytes of data every month through hotspot networks that will be set up across the city. The chief minister said that 100 of these networks will be launched on December 16 under the Delhi governments free WiFi scheme.
With this, the Aam Aadmi Party has fulfilled all the promises made in its manifesto for 2015 Assembly polls, Kejriwal said in a press conference. Work on setting up 11,000 hotspots will be carried out in the next six months.
Kejriwal said that 4,000 hotspot networks will be set up at bus stands, and 7,000 in other areas of the city, such as markets and RWAs [Resident Welfare Association]. To avail the 15 GB free data, an app will be launched, where users will have to upload their know your customer details, the chief minister added.
The first 100 networks will come up at Mandi House bus stand, ITO bus stand, Kashmere Gate Metro station, and Indraprastha Metro station, among other areas. The cost of the project is estimated to be around Rs 100 crore, Kejriwal said, according to PTI.
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