Jahangeer Ganaie

Poor cellular network irks Kawini Pulwama residents

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Pulwama: The subscribers of private telecommunication companies like Jio and Airtel and govt telecommunication company BSNL have complained about erratic calling and Internet services in Kawini village of Litter hamlet in South Kashmir’s Pulwama district.

The residents of Kawini village, which according to locals consists of around 400 households said that have been suffering in absence of proper network connectivity.

Aijaz Ahmad, a local resident said that they cannot make any calls even during emergencies and living without proper connectivity in today’s world is making their lives difficult.

He said that most of the works in modern era are done on mobile phones but in absence of proper connectivity, they are unable to do anything on phone and have to visit offices for even minor things.

“When world is witnessing 5G internet connectivity, we don’t have basic cellular connectivity to call our friends, relatives and others,” said Altaf Ahmad, another local resident.

“We usually move to other places to make phone calls as our phones remain out of service, when we stay indoors,” he said.

Locals  said that students community suffered a lot in last two three years as they were facing problems in attending online classes in absence of network connectivity and even students had  to go to nearby areas in search of mobile connectivity to attend their classes.

“We have brought this issue into the notice of concerned authorities several times but despite repeated assurances the ground situation remained as it was,” they said.

They appealed concerned authorities from the government as well as private cellular companies to install towers in their areas, so that they can avail mobile phone network facility in this modern era.


Jahangeer Ganaie

Jahangeer Ganaie is a reporter and covers regional news and can be contacted [email protected]

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