Maharashtra Chief Minister Devendra Fadnavis announced that under the "Mumbai WiFi" project, 500 hotspots are live from today across the city. Fadnavis tweeted the announcement claiming that this is one of the biggest public WiFi projects in the world.
— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) January 9, 2017
Fadnavis stated that the government is looking to extend this service by installing 1,200 hotspots across the city by 1 May, which is also celebrated as Maharashtra Day. He stated that during the testing period of 6 days, 23,000 people used the service and consumed 2 TB of data.
During the trial period from 2nd to 8th Jan about 23000 users across the city signed up &and downloaded more than 2 TB of data. #MumWifi— Devendra Fadnavis (@Dev_Fadnavis) January 9, 2017
The Indian government has already tied up with Google to provide free WiFi to travellers in 400 railway stations across the country. By the end of the last year, the search giant had reported that it had already installed WiFi hotspots in 100 stations.