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Kejriwal reiterates free Wi-Fi promise, says will start 'soon'

Press Trust of India  |  New Delhi 

said today that the government will start providing free Internet service, a key poll promise of his Aam Aadmi Party, to residents in the national capital "soon".

The had made the promise to Delhiites that if the party comes to power in the national capital, it would provide free across It had helped the party garner support among the youth ahead of the Assembly polls in February 2015.

The government is marking the third anniversary of its government in today.

"We will soon inform the date of (implementing) free Wi- Fi. But is going to implement free this year and for this, a provision of separate fund will be made in the Budget," Kejriwal said.

Opposition parties have attacked the government on several occasions for so far failing to deliver on its poll promise.

In 2016, the AAP government had announced that more than 500 locations across East Delhi would be made high-speed Wi-Fi zones by December 2016, allowing access to free Internet till a pre-determined limit daily, but it could not be implemented.

At the event to mark his government's third anniversary, Kejriwal said the process to install CCTV cameras across Delhi has been started. He said it will help in ensuring safety of women.

Ahead of the Assembly polls, the party had also promised to install CCTV cameras across the national capital.

According to the Public Works Department, CCTV cameras will be installed in the next five-six months.

(This story has not been edited by Business Standard staff and is auto-generated from a syndicated feed.)

First Published: Wed, February 14 2018. 16:05 IST