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4G mobile internet services will be restored in entire J&K: Kansal

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Srinagar: After 18 months, 4G mobile internet services will be restored in entire Jammu and Kashmir, the UT’s Principal Secretary of Power and Information Rohit Kansal said.

“4G mobile internet services being restored in entire J&K,” Rohit Kansal said in a tweet.

 

Internet services were snapped in Jammu and Kashmir hours before the Centre abrogated its special status and bifurcated the erstwhile state into union territories — Ladakh, and Jammu and Kashmir — on August 5 last year.

However, the 2G internet facility on mobile phones was restored on January 25. Earlier this month, the Supreme Court had asked the Jammu and Kashmir administration to explore the possibility of restoring 4G services in certain areas.

The high speed mobile data services were restored in twin J&K districts including Ganderbal in Kashmir and Udhampur in Jammu division on “a trial basis” on August 16, 2020.

Responding to the development, former J&K Chief Minister Omar Abdullah wrote on Twitter, “4G Mubarak! For the first time since Aug 2019 all of J&K will have 4G mobile data. Better late than never.”

Soon after Kansal’s tweet Srinagar Mayor also tweeted: “The restoration of 4G Mobile Internet in Jammu & Kashmir is a welcome move and will ease out issues faced by students, the tourism industry and people at large.”