Saturday, September 23, 2023

4G likely to be restored on New Year Eve: Sources

Srinagar: The high speed mobile data services, which remained suspended from August 05, 2019, would likely be restored across Jammu and Kashmir by on New Year Eve ending, sources said on Monday.

Reliable sources while divulging the details told the news agency—Kashmir News Observer (KNO) that the 4G mobile internet services would likely be restored across J&K by the end of this month.

“The announcement regarding the restoration of high speed mobile data services would likely be made soon in Jammu and Kashmir,” sources said.

Confirming the reports, a central Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, wishing anonymity has confirmed that the 4G internet services would be restored by the end of December month.

“The deliberations regarding the restoration of services were going on since long and it has been decided to restore the services by the end of this month,” sources said, adding that the announcement would probably be made after December 25.

However, there was no official confirmation from the J&K administration.

Pertinently, except two districts—Ganderbal and Udhampur, the administration in Jammu and Kashmir has extended the ban on high speed mobile data services across J&K till December 25.

The high speed mobile data services were suspended in J&K on August 05, 201 when the government scrapped the special status of erstwhile J&K state and bifurcated it into two Union Territories. The ban on 4G mobile internet services has crossed the 500-day mark on December 16, 2020.

Notably, on August 16 this year, the Jammu and Kashmir administration has decided to restore 4G internet services in Ganderbal and Udhampur district of the union territory on trial basis—(KNO)

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