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Poor cellular network irks Batipora Tral residents

Poor cellular network irks Batipora Tral 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 Batipora Hari village of Tral hamlet in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district

The residents of Batipora village which according to locals consists of around 200 households have been suffering in absence of proper network connectivity.

Shakeel Ahmad Dar, a local resident said that they cannot make any calls even during emergencies and living without proper connectivity in todays world is like living in dark age.

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 access government services and information and the people have to personally visit the offices to get their jobs done.

“When the world is witnessing 5G internet connectivity, we don’t have basic cellular connectivity to call our friends, relatives and others,” said Farooq 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 as they are facing problems in getting downloads of assignments in absence of network connectivity and even students have to go to nearby areas in search of mobile connectivity.

They said that during emergencies they are unable to contact their relatives who also get worried when they are unable to contact us.

“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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