03/05/2016 10:17 AM IST | Updated 15/07/2016 8:26 AM IST

Golden Temple To Offer Free WiFi To Devotees

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The holy Sikh shrine of Golden Temple is illuminated on the eve of Diwali festival in the northern Indian city of Amritsar November 4, 2010. Sikhs celebrate Bandi Chhorh Divas or Diwali to mark the return of the Sixth Guru, Guru Hargobind Ji, who was freed from imprisonment and also managed to release 52 political prisoners at the same time from the famous fort of Gwalior by Mughal Emperor Jahangir in October 1619. REUTERS/Munish Sharma (INDIA - Tags: RELIGION SOCIETY)

AMRITSAR -- 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 here today.

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.

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