Free Wi-Fi facility in DTC buses soon

New Delhi, Aug 31 (IANS) Delhi Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal on Monday announced that free Wi-Fi facility would soon be provided to commuters in Delhi Transport Corporation (DTC) buses.

Kejriwal made the announcement in the presence of Transport Minister Gopal Rai, DTC managing director C.R. Garg and thousands of DTC employees while attending an awards ceremony at the Talkatora Indoor Stadium here.

“Delhi government will provide free Wi-Fi facility in DTC buses as soon as possible. In this connection, we are in touch with some big companies,” Kejriwal said.

Several leading Internet and telecom sector companies, including Google, Facebook and Ericsson, held discussions with the Kejriwal led-Delhi government, regarding its ambitious city-wide free Wi-Fi project, on Friday.

The national convener of the ruling Aam Aadmi Party also hiked the allowance of DTC bus drivers, who drive up to 2,250 km in a month from Rs.4 to Rs.5 per km.

“The drivers who drive more than 2,250 km in a month would be provided Rs.6 per km instead of the earlier allowance of Rs.5 per km,” Kejriwal said.

Out of 43 DTC depots in the capital city, the chief minister felicitated the 10 best depots at the awards function.

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