Radio Kashmir goes off air for longest period in history

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Srinagar: For the first time in the history of J&K, Radio Kashmir Srinagar goes off air for the longest period and authorities are yet to restore the broadcasting services.
An official of the Radio Kashmir Srinagar on conditions of anonymity said that the Radio station has gone off air at about 11:37 am on Wednesday as the 300-kilowatt Narbal transmitter developed a technical snag and despite hectic efforts, the services are yet to be restored. Meanwhile, sources said that engineers deployed for duty at Narbal 300 kilowatt transmitter are not attending their duties properly and the transmitter off and on develops technical snags. Assistant engineer deployed at Narbal transmitter centre is presently out of the station and the reason for Radio station to remain out of the air for such a long time is his absence.
Director Radio Kashmir Srinagar, Syed Himayun Kaiser when contacted told KNS that the fault at the Narbal transmitter is the cause of disruption of broadcasting services at Radio Kashmir Srinagar and consequently all programmes are being broadcasted from FM station. “Restoration of services has been started and we hope services would be restored by today evening,” he said.