Ganpati mandals have become tech-savvy with free Wi-Fi services to visitors who come in for darshan as well as mandal members. The free Wi-Fi service, AAMCHANET, was provided at popular Ganesh pandals like Lalbaughcha Raja Pandal, Ganesh Galli and immersion sites across Mumbai. According to reports, over one lakh devotees used the free Wi-Fi service. IN-Broadband and Maharashtra Cable Operators Federation (MCOF) had partnered to offer the citywide free Wi-Fi services. Also Read - Internet down: Zomato, Paytm, Disney+ Hotstar, Amazon, Myntra, many other global services suffered massive outage
According to a statement issued by IN-Broadband, over 1,30,000 devotees used the service during the fortnight-long festival, culminating on Thursday with the immersion of Ganesha idols in water bodies across the nation. Lalbaughcha Raja Pandal, Ganesh Galli and popular immersion site of Girgaon Chowpatty were among the many places where the free service was provided. “AAMCHANET service was a first-of-its-kind initiative and was introduced with the aim to offer hordes of devotees visiting pandals for the elephant God’s blessing an opportunity to celebrate this festival with their loved ones and friends irrespective of distance,” Yugal Sharma, IN-Broadband CEO, said. Also Read - Mi Notebook Pro X to be Xiaomi's most expensive laptop yet, launch tomorrow
“We are pleased to see the great response to ‘AAMCHANET’ services and hope with this, we were able to ensure devotees could celebrate on the go, as ‘Aamchi Mumbai’ bids adieu to their favorite God today,” he added. IN-Broadband is part of NXT Digital, which is a next generation digital services platform, combining the best of DTH (Direct-to-Home) and cable technology. Thursday will be the last day that the free Wi-Fi service will be provided.