The Chief Minister Arvind Kejriwal gave his approval for the project to the public works department in a high-level meeting in which advantages and disadvantages of the three models were discussed. Though fibre cable offers the highest internet speed, it comes with limitations like the internet voucher model.
Chief Secretary (PWD) Manoj Parida suggested that the Wi-Fi project be given to the IT department because PWD doesn’t have expertise in IT work. However, Kejriwal overruled it and asked PWD to execute the ambitious project.
Parida said: “As per the CM’s directions, the department will execute the project. Out of the three models — wireless internet hotspot, fibre cables, and internet vouchers — the hotspot model has been finalised.”
An official added: “We will invite companies to give us details of cost, technology and technical processes. The government will then float tenders to execute the project.”