Poor cellular network irks Branpathri Tral residents
Pulwama: The subscribers of government as well private telecommunication companies have complained about erratic calling and internet services at Branpathri village of Tral hamlet in south Kashmir’s Pulwama district.
The residents of Branpathri said that when the world is witnessing 5G connectivity, they don’t even have access to proper calling facilities.
They said that they cannot make any calls even during emergencies and living without proper connectivity in today’s world is like living in dark age.
“Most of the works in modern era are done through internet but in absence of proper connectivity, they are unable to avail online services and have to visit offices for even minor things,” the locals said.
The locals said that they have to go for around two kilometres to make a call due to which students as well as job aspirants have been suffering as everything is being done online nowadays.
They said that government must give directions to telecom companies to at least install one tower in the area.
They said that during emergencies they are unable to contact their relatives who also get worried when they are unable to contact them.
“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 tower in their areas, so that they can avail mobile phone network facility in this modern era.
The locals have sought personal intervention of LG Manoj Sinha and concerned deputy commissioner in providing signal towers in the area so that people can avail the service.