East Delhi to get free WiFi hotspots by year end


New Delhi: East Delhi will soon get high speed free WiFi zones by the year end. The Delhi Government will provide over 500 WiFi hotspot zones to access free internet till a fixed daily limit.

The vice-chairman of Dialogue and Development Commission, Ashish Khetan, announced that the IT department would be the nodal agency for implementing the project, tenders for which would be floated soon. The proposal will be presented to the cabinet for a final approval.

"This WiFi project will facilitate people to use high speed internet free of cost. It will be the largest public WiFi project in the world. As many as 120 people would be able to login in every hotspot zone and take benefit of high speed internet," told Khetan.

He also said that the government has decided to form a common fiber network so that high speed internet could be taken to every household in Delhi under its 'Fiber to Home' project. “Such high-speed internet was imperative towards bringing definitive changes in the areas of education, health, power, water, public transport and security,” Mr Khetan said.

Free internet service and creating hotspot zones in the city was a poll promise of the Aam Aadmi Party.