Delhi: Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal inaugurated the long-awaited free WiFi scheme at, even as mobile internet was blocked in several parts of the city for four hours. Over a hundred WiFi hotspots have been installed across Delhi.
Speaking after the inauguration, Kejriwal said: “Ajeeb si baat hai, jis din Dilli main internet band hai police ke order pe, uss din hum ye project launch kar rahe hain. (It is odd that we are launching this project on a day that internet services are down because of a police order),” he said.
The CM has questioned the Centre’s decision to bring in the new citizenship law, saying it does not solve problems of the people of India.
At the inauguration, Kejriwal said: “Providing free WiFi connection to the people is the last promise on our manifesto, and I believe this is the first and the only government in Delhi to have fulfilled all the promises it has made in the manifesto.”
A total of 11,000 WiFi hotspots are to be installed across Delhi. Of these, 4,000 will be installed at bus stops and 7,000 at market places and locations suggested by RWAs. Each hotspot will cover a radius of 80 metres. Of the total, 6,100 hotspots will have a speed of 200 Mbps while 4,900 hotspots will have a speed of 50 Mbps.