The Transport Minister Gopal Rai of Delhi Said that this the “first step” towards ensuring women safety in Delhi.
Transport Minister said that “ these facilities will run by two telecom companies and another private firm in the buses, during the trial period till January 15, letting commuters use free wi-fi for 10 minutes each.”
By February 15, the companies will submit their reports to government and after that the facilities to be installed in the entire DTC Fleet, Rai said.
The Minister said that “The buses contain three installed cameras, one at the front, one at the back and one facing the driver”. He also said that “This is the first step towards ensuring the complete safety for women in the city.” Tenders for wifi across Delhi, apart from that in buses, would be floated in March first week,”.
“Data would be monitored and stored by DTC and DIMTS in case of cluster buses.”
There will be full Wi-Fi details put on the back of the bus seats and with guidelines towards availing free wifi for 10 minutes, this is only for the trial stage, a government official said.
Rai also insisted commuters to send their feedback after using free Wi-Fi services in the buses through whatsapp, email and social media site ‘Twitter’ using the hashtag #aamaadmiwifi.