Announced by the Shiromani Gurdwara Parbandhak Committee (SGPC) a few months back, the free wi-fi facility will soon be formally inaugurated at the Golden Temple complex here. The apex gurdwara body will also publicise the facility through small hoardings.
Although, free wi-fi is operational in few parts of the complex, now that the SGPC IT wing has completed the testing along with Connect, the new SGPC president will soon formally inaugurated it.
Talking to HT, SGPC additional secretary and spokesperson Diljit Singh Bedi said: “The facility will be available near the serais (inns), outer area, plaza, information office and other places visited by pilgrims. However, keeping in mind the ‘maryada’, the facility will not be available in the sanctum sanctorum and parikrama.”
Bedi said the SGPC will also be putting up display boards to inform the pilgrims about the facility. Once a pilgrim gets the username and password, he or she can use the facility for 30 minutes. After that, pilgrims will have to get the password again, he said.
“The facility will not be available inside rooms of serais. The pilgrims can use it in the lobby or corridor. It will be helpful in checking important emails and booking tickets,” said Bedi.
All SGPC offices will also be covered under the facility.