Free Wi-Fi Scheme

To ensure internet accessibility and connectivity to everyone in Delhi

Delhi government launched Free Wi-Fi scheme from ITO bus stop in December, 2019. Under this scheme free public Wi-Fi hotspots are set up everywhere in Delhi. This scheme aims at ensuring stable and speedy internet facility to everyone in the city. Through this scheme each person will get about 15 GB data free every month. Maximum limit for consumption of data per day is 1.5 GB. Currently there are 10,561 hotspots with a radius of 100 meters are installed throughout Delhi. About 2,208 hotspots are installed at bus stops and remaining 8,353 hotspots are installed at other places. In view of the successful implementation of the scheme for 1 year, on August 3, 2021 the Delhi state cabinet approved the proposal of continuation of this scheme for the citizens of Delhi.

Overview:

Scheme name:Free Wi-Fi Scheme
Scheme Under:Delhi Government
Launched By:Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
Launch Year: 2019
Approval for Continuation:August 3, 2021
Benefit:Free Wi-Fi facility through public wi-fi hotspots
Major Objective:To ensure internet accessibility and connectivity to everyone

Scheme Objectives and Benefits:

  • The main objective of the scheme is to ensure internet accessibility for everyone in Delhi
  • Under this scheme each person will get 15 GB data free per month thereby with a limit of using 1.5 GB free per day
  • It tends to bring a digital and wi-fi upgradation
  • The scheme also aims at boosting the digital infrastructure in the state
  • It aims to provide 4G connectivity to each and every person including those who are still deprived of the same
  • This scheme will ensure increased the use of internet connectivity for essential purposes

Scheme Details:

  • Free Wi-Fi scheme is launched by the Delhi government in December 2019 from the ITO bus stop
  • This launch was undertaken by Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal
  • This scheme is launched for ensuring internet accessibility and connectivity to everyone
  • Under this scheme each person will get about 15 GB data free every month.
  • Maximum limit for consumption of data per day is 1.5 GB.
  • During the launch Delhi government aimed at setting up 11,000 free wi-fi hotspots throughout Delhi.
  • Out of which 10,561 hotspots with a radius of 100 meters are installed.
  • About 2,208 hotspots are installed at bus stops and remaining 8,353 hotspots are installed at other places.
  • Wi-Fi provided under this scheme is at the speed of 100 to 200 Mbps
  • This free wi-fi facility is available for everyone at every 500 meters
  • Through this scheme quality internet services are provided to the citizens
  • Now about 21 lakh people and more can avail this free wi-fi service in Delhi
  • Through implementation of this scheme, Delhi is now the first city in the world wherein free wi-fi facility is available for everyone
  • In view of the successful implementation of the scheme for 1 year, on August 3, 2021 the Delhi state cabinet approved the proposal of continuation of this scheme for the citizens of Delhi.

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