Landline service restored across Kashmir: Govt

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 9/6/2019 1:05:49 AM

SRINAGAR, Sep 5: The state government Thursday restored landline services across the Kashmir Valley.
The landline services were restored in a phased wise manner giving much needed relief to people.
Earlier the officials said, “Almost a month after a communication blockade was imposed in Jammu and Kashmir following the scrapping of the Article 370 in the state, all telephone exchanges which were out of order will be restored from Thursday.”
“100 percent of landline exchanges to be operationalised, remaining 19 exchanges being opened tonight,” a tweet by the official handle of Department of Information and Public Relations, Jammu and Kashmir, said on Wednesday night.
District Magistrate of Srinagar, Shahid Choudhary, also tweeted saying that “most telephone exchanges” were to be made functional across Valley last night. He added that mobile services were being restored “gradually” and were in use in Kupwara.
“Most telephone exchanges to be functional tonight across Valley. Mobiles being restored gradually, already buzzing in Kupwara. Thanks for patience and regrets for the inconvenience,” Choudhary said in his tweet.
Internet and cell phone services remain blocked across Kashmir, while only one private operator in Kupwara has started incoming calls for postpaid customers, reports said. On August 5, the Narendra Modi government had announced the abrogation of Article 370 - which granted special status to Jammu and Kashmir - via Presidential Order and had also announced the bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories - Jammu and Kashmir, and Ladakh.



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