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AAP proposes WiFi access across Delhi

AAP leader Adarsh Shastri said, “With this project, we intend to create an information super highway."

By: Express News Service | New Delhi | November 22, 2014 4:11:35 am
Apart from the WiFi project, the AAP also said it would bring out a unified transport smart card. (Source: Express Archive ) Apart from the WiFi project, the AAP also said it would bring out a unified transport smart card. (Source: Express Archive )

The Aam Aadmi Party (AAP) on Friday said it was possible to provide WiFi across the city through a project that would cost nearly
Rs 150 crore. The AAP also said it would bring out a unified transport smart card as well as a mobile application, that will help people get information on public amenities.

Speaking on the WiFi project, AAP leader Adarsh Shastri said, “With this project, we intend to create an information super highway. We have spoken to different companies and the entire project would cost Rs 100-150 crore. The national capital has over 1 crore mobile users. We also plan to come up with a mobile application that can provide users with different services related to governance and also provide information about public amenities.”

Shastri said the WiFi would be free of charge for the first 30 minutes after which users will have to pay a nominal fee. Party leaders said the project will be used to elicit the support of Delhi’s youth, months before Delhi goes to polls.

“The party intends to implement the project through a partnership model where another company will invest capital besides the Delhi government. We have already spoken to vendors who have expressed their interest to us,” Shastri said.

Shastri, a former Apple executive, said the party will also work towards developing a unified travel card cutting across Metro, bus and other transport services. “Many cities in the world have a similar service. One card will make travel seamless and simpler and help people,” he said.

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