In absence of internet and mobile telephony in Kashmir, landlines remain the only mode of connectivity in the valley.
Akin to 90s, dozens of STD booths have come up in Srinagar and elsewhere.
People make beelines at these booths to speak to their loved ones, especially ones outside the valley.
The rush is largely seen during afternoon and evenings.
Thousands of people have paid the pending bills to reactivate their old landline phone numbers