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Free Wi-Fi for all police stations in Thane Commissionerate

Press Trust of India  |  Mumbai 

In a bid to strengthen its workforce, Maharashtra Police has decided to empower all police stations of Thane Commissionerate with free Wi-Fi Internet facility.

The decision was taken after Joister Infomedia Pvt. Ltd, a broadband and gaming service provider company approached senior police officers in Thane and offered its free Wi-Fi Internet service at all police stations, said Ashutosh Dumbre, Joint Commissioner of Police of Thane Commissionerate today.

Explaining the need to get connected through internet, Dumbre told PTI, "Its extremely important to get connected with tools of technology at all the time and hence free W-Fi facility to our workforce would work as an added advantage."

We will launched this facility in two phases. In first phase, we are connecting our headquarters with free Wi-Fi facility and in second phase, we would be connecting rest of the 33 police stations across the Thane commissionerate stretching to Kalyan, Ulhasnagar, Bhiwandi etc, Dumbre said.

Joister has already launched its service at 525 locations catering free Internet to over 2.50 lakh registered users across Mumbai, Pune, Thane and Navi Mumbai cities.

Earlier, Director General of Police, Pravin Dixit himself inaugurated the Free Wi-Fi service at the Thane Commissionarate office on Saturday and said by using the advanced technology, we can conquer increasing crime.

Police Commissioner of Thane, Parambir Singh, joint Commissioner of Police Ashutosh Dhumbre, DCP Parag Manere were among the others present at the occasion.

Terming this move to provide free internet connection through Wi-Fi facility, a senior officer of the Thane Police said, "There are 9000 police personnel in Thane district besides over 6000 police-mitras. Hence 15,000 people directly concerned with policing job can avail this facility free of cost, which would subsequently ease our work."

Thanking Thane police, Chairman and Managing Director of the Joister Infomedia Pvt. Ltd. Nikunj Kampani said, "Its all about empowering digital platform. No contracts, no hidden fees, and no fine print. We keep everything as simple and transparent as possible."

"It is very important to eliminate the digital divide in the country, as total population of India is 126 crore out of which only 36 crore people are able to take advantage of Internet, but balance 90 crore people have never used Internet," Kampani said.

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First Published: Tue, March 22 2016. 18:03 IST