SRINAGAR: The J&K administration said 4G internet services would be restored in Ganderbal and Udhampur districts from 9 pm on Sunday till September 8. However, in rest of the districts, the internet speed will continue to be restricted to 2G only.
The development comes four days after the Centre told the Supreme Court that 4G access would be provided “on a trial basis in a calibrated manner in specified limited areas to assess the impact on the security situation”. Attorney General K K Venugopal told a bench of Justices N V Ramana, R Subhash Reddy and B R Gavai that the special committee — set up on the court’s orders to look into the issue of restoring internet services in J&K — had decided to allow 4G access in one district each in Jammu and Kashmir divisions after August 15.
Internet and voice services were snapped on August 5, 2019, when the government abolish Article 370 which gave special rights to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.