Damaged optical cable excommunicates north Kashmir

Damaged optical cable excommunicates north Kashmir

Baramulla/ Sopore: The mobile telephony of the state-owned Bharat Sanchar Nigam limited (BSNL) has gone defunct in north Kashmir region causing immense hardships to the local population. Sources said the optical fiber cable developed a snag in Pattan area disrupting mobile and landline telephony in Baramulla, Sopore, Handwara, Kupwara, Uri, Narvaw and adjourning areas.
The subscribers of BSNL complained that mobile phone services and internet services remained affected for the last two days badly affecting the routine life of the people.
“For the past two days, BSNL service is suspended. Due to its suspension we are facing hardships, the students can’t download their date sheets, roll number slips or results and other important documents while as business men also lost their business,” a subscriber Mohammad Iqbal said at Baramulla.
The officials of the BSNL said that due to the heavy snowfall the optical fiber cable (OFC) has been cut near the Pattan area along the Srinagar-Muzafferabad road during the snow clearance. The officials said they were working on repairs and within some time service will be restored.
(With inputs from Asim Shah)

 

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