Vodafone will launch Delhi’s first free Wi-Fi bus shelter at Feroz Shah Kotla Bus shelter on Wednesday, May 24. According to reports, the Wi-Fi bus shelter will also include Operator agnostic free Wi-Fi service. This free Wi-Fi service could also be availed by commuters free for up to 20 minutes every day.
This is not the only out-of-the-box solution that has been fielded in the capuital recently to promote public welfere. Earlier last week, it had been reported, that in an attempt to counter the soaring temperatures in Delhi, the Arvind-Kejriwal led Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) government, in partnership with Daikin India under a Corporate Social Responsibility (CSR) initiative gave the city its first ever fully air-conditioned bus stand in South Delhi’s Lajpat Nagar.
While the service is currently available at only one location in the city-state, it could definitely be a reason for citizens to breathe a great sigh of relief especially as they are facing Delhi’s boiling heat waiting for public transport to reach their workplaces every day. One such commuter told news agency ANI, “It is definitely a great relief. I really appreciate this move by the Delhi Government”. Another commuter said, “This is one of the remarkable initiative implemented by the Delhi Government and this is a great step to development”. ANI also reported that the service was launched in the state as an experiment. This was reported to be a well thought out strategy for Daikin India’s fresh phase of investment.
Earlier, Indian Express had reported that the country was going through a major heat wave. Also, in the last four years, 4,620 deaths had been recorded in the severe weather conditions.