Devotees thronging the banks of river Ganga at Haridwar for Ardha Kumbh mela have been provided free Wi-Fi facility. Also Read - BSNL offering up to 4 months free broadband service: Here's how to avail the offerAlso Read - Jeff Bezos, Elon Musk to enter India's broadband market with satellite internet services
Ramesh Kumar, BSNL Assistant General Manager, yesterday said “the service which has been operationalized at the popular Har-Ki-Pairi ghat will help devotees share their experience related to the vast religious gathering with their near and dear ones through the internet.” Also Read - BSNL Rs 699 prepaid plan revised with more validity, unlimited calling, and more
Launched in collaboration with Trimax on Saturday, the free Wi-Fi facility can be availed by devotees at Har Ki Pairi throughout the four-month event scheduled to conclude in April and also after that, he said.
Consumers will have to turn on the Wi-Fi mode on their device and choose the state-run BSNL besides having their mobile phone registered to access it, the official said.
The ardhakumabh mela held on the banks of the Ganga in Haridwar, got underway this year on January 1, and will have its first major ritual bath on January 14, on the occasion of Makar Sankranti.