New Delhi, May 30: The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, led by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal, has set a deadline for launching free WiFi services at public places in the national capital. The government aims to launch the pilot project by March 2019.
The government revised its deadline for creating free WiFI hotspots last year and the first phase of the project was to be launched by March this year. Tenders for providing free WiFi facility will be awarded by September this year, according to Delhi government’s “outcome budget”.
The project has been delayed due to various challenges. The project was earlier with the IT department but was transferred to PWD. However, in March, PWD officials said they didn’t have sufficient staff and expertise for the mega project.
Free WiFi facility was one of the biggest promises made by the AAP before coming to power in 2015. The government has earmarked Rs 100 crore for free WiFi access across the city.