Har ki Pauri and Ajmer Sharif, religious places of India are set to be the part of Digital India campaign. Very Soon the tourists and residents will be able to access free wi-fi services at those religious places, Thanks to BSNL.
The state run operator will offer free Wi-Fi for first 30 minutes for consumers and then it will be charged at Rs 30 per hour there on.
BSNL in association with Trimax (Trimax IT Infrastructure and Services), an IT services provider has put the required infrastructure at Har Ki Pauri and Ajmer Sharif to offer free Wi-Fi service. Trimax is installing nine Wi-Fi access device at each location so that subscribers can get quality coverage.
Har ki Pauri
Har Ki Pauri is a famous ghat on the banks of the Ganges in Haridwar. It is believed that it is a precise spot where the Ganges leaves the mountains and enters the plains. The ghat is on the west bank of Ganges canal through which the Ganges is diverted just to the north. Har Ki Pauri is also the area where thousands of pilgrims converge and the festivities commence during the Kumbha Mela, which takes place every twelve years, and the Ardh Kumbh Mela, which takes place every six years and the Punjabi festival of Vaisakhi, a harvest festival occurring every year in the month of April.
Every day, Har Ki Pauri ghat witnesses hundreds of people taking a dip in the holy water of the Ganges. Over the years the ghats have undergone major extension and renovation as the crowds increased in subsequent Kumbh Melas. Several temples have come up on the steps, most built in late 19th century.
Ajmer Sharif is the dargah of sufi saint Hazrat Khawaja Moinuddin Chishty Dargah situated at Ajmer, Rajasthan. The dargah is one of the most honored darghas not only in the state of Rajasthan but also throughout India. The Dargah Khawaja Gharib Nawaz has several tombs, buildings, daalaans and courtyards of Mughal architecture. This is a place where people of different religion, cast, creed and colour visit to fulfill their wishes and desires.
States Access With Free Wi-Fi Services –
The other monuments providing/will provide free Internet are Taj Mahal in Agra, Sun Temple in Orissa, Khajuraho Temple in Madhya Pradesh, Humpy in Karnataka, Shor Temple in Mahabalipuram and Buddheshwar temple in Thanjore, Fatehpur Sikri and Saranath in Varanasi.
Till date, BSNL has installed 460 Wi-Fi hotspots in 230 cities and towns and is planning to install 2,500 Wi-Fi hotspots in FY 2015-16 to give a big fillip to data. BSNL is planning to deploy 40,000 hotspots in the next 3 years.