Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the government was working on three-four models of free WiFi and would soon take a decision.
Free WiFi and mohalla sabhas, key Assembly poll promises of Aam Aadmi Party, have not received much attention in the Delhi Budget presented today. Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal said the government was working on three-four models of free WiFi and would soon take a decision. “As of now, government have three-four models of proposed free Wi-Fi. One of models advocates laying fibre optic cables while another one favours installation of hotspots. “The government has to choose one of these models. We don’t want to make any mistake as it is not a easy task to provide free WiFi across the city,” Kejriwal told reporters here.
In June last year, the Delhi government had announced that over 500 locations across East Delhi would be made high-speed wifi zones by December 2016, allowing access to free internet till a pre-determined limit daily. Providing free wifi across the national capital was one of the key poll promises of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party. Last year, the AAP government had allocated Rs 350 crore for mohalla sabhas, aimed at enabling locals to have a say on what civic projects are undertaken in their area. “The file was pending with LG office (during the tenure of former LG Najeeb Jung) for around six months due to which the government could not spend allotted funds on mohalla sabhas. With new LG assuming office, we hope that mohalla sabha file will be cleared soon,” Deputy Chief Minister Manish Sisodia said.
Mohalla Sabha was also one of pre poll promises during Delhi Assembly elections in 2014.