The government on Saturday announced all postpaid mobile services will be restored in Jammu and Kashmir from Monday 12 noon.
Addressing a press conference, Rohit Kansal, Principal Secretary, Jammu and Kashmir, said that having reviewed the situation in Jammu and Kashmir , a decision has been taken to restore mobile facilities in all the remaining areas of Jammu and Kashmir. More specially , all postpaid mobile phones , irrespective of the telecom service provider, will stand restored and be functional from 12 noon on Monday, October 14,2019. This will cover all the 10 districts of Kashmir valley.
The move comes barely days after the Centre issued an advisory opening the Valley for tourists. Travel association bodies had approached the administration, saying that no tourist would like to come to the valley where no mobile phones working.
The mobile services in Jammu and Kashmir were shut down on August 5 after the Centre announced in New Delhi the abrogation of the special status guaranteed to the state under Article 370 of the Constitution.
“With this step,tourists will be able to visit the state without being handicapped by the lack of phone connectivity, students can be in touch with parents while attending schools , businessmen can be in touch with customers, transporters can contact with clients, and contractors can be in touch with staff,” Kansal said while addressing a press conference in Srinagar.