SRINAGAR: In a significant move, the Jammu & Kashmir Government has approved the installation of towers of the harmonious call-blocking system in all 14 jails of the Union Territory to prevent unauthorized communications from them.
The Union Territory’s Home Department has approved the project of installation of a harmonious call-blocking system in all 14 jails of J&K for blocking 2G, 3G, and 4G signals that could later also be suitable for 5G.
The proposal involves a financial outlay of Rs 21. 26 crores, of which, Rs 19.04 crore is a one-time cost and Rs 1.76 crore is recurring cost per annum on account of rent to passive infrastructure providers @Rs 26000 per telecom service provider (TSP) per month per tower-HCBS) and Rs 0.56 crore on account of the annual maintenance charge @ Rs 1 lakh per TSP per annum.
The installation of towers of a harmonious call-blocking system would block incoming/outgoing calls, SMS’ and data services in prison premises. (KNO)