Devotees visiting Punjab’s Golden Temple will now have free Wi-Fi Internet access within the temple complex and its peripheral area. The service would not be available inside the sanctum sanctorum of the temple and the marbled area around the water pond, keeping religious ethics in view, Additional Secretary of Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee, Daljit Singh Bedi said today. Also Read - Safer Internet Day 2021: Here's how you can ensure your online securityAlso Read - Mobile internet services suspended on Delhi borders till February 2
The facility would be available in all nearby routes around the periphery of Golden Temple, besides all the guest-houses run by SGPC for pilgrims in the temple complex. He said Wi-Fi would also be functional in all the offices of SGPC and related offices of Golden Temple, besides Akal Takht.
Bedi said the free Wi-Fi facility will be provided by Videocon.
Earlier in April, BSNL also announced plans to set up 40 mobile towers and 10 new telephone exchanges in the designated area. It is also setting up Optical Fibre Transmission System Equipments (OLTE) for providing telephone connections and creating Wi-Fi hot spots at 75 places in the Mela area for connecting people with their near and dear ones.