Kargil to get Separate Armed Battalion; 3G Service Being Expanded



Main market Kargil - Photo by: Bilal Bahadur
Main market Kargil – KL Image by: Bilal Bahadur

The LAHDC Kargil CEO Friday met Director General of Police K Rajendra Kumar, Chief General Manager (Telecom) BSNL J&K H K Verma and Secretary School Education Shaleen Kabra in Jammu.

A statement issued here last evening, the CEC discussed various important issues of Kargil with Director General of Police including replacement of two companies of IRP 8th Bn, posted at Kargil on rotational basis into J&K Armed Police Battalion on permanent basis, sanctioning of independent post of Dy SP Traffic for regulation of smooth traffic on Srinagar-Kargil-Leh National Highway especially at Zojila Pass, transfer of local newly promoted Head Constable from Valley to Kargil & Leh, sanctioning of new posts of SPOs and creation of separate security wing for Ladakh region.

“During the meeting the DGP agreed the demand for establishment of permanent J&K Armed Battalion at Kargil. The DGP has also pleased to commit for creation of a post of Dy SP Traffic meant for regulation of smooth movement of traffic at the National Highway 1D very soon and assured to redress all other issues in a phased manner,” the statement claimed.

The DGP further told the CEC that he will personally visit Kargil after opening of Srinagar-Kargil Highway.

During the meeting with Chief General Manager (Telecom) BSNL J&K, the CEC discussed various problems relating to telecommunication in Kargil district including installation of 15 more mobile phone tower in the district, early functioning of existing tower in Zanskar and Nam-Suru, increasing the number of 3G service installation in Kargil Town and expanding the 3G network to other parts of the district, improvement in CDMA (WLL) service in Kargil, finding of a permanent solution for avoiding breakdown of OFC network & improvement in Internet service in the district, increasing the number of DSTP installations in the district, posting of adequate technical staff at BSNL Kargil.

The Chief General Manager (Telecom) BSNL, who recently assumed the charge, committed to visit the district soon after opening of the road to find out all possible solutions during his visit.

The CEC also held a meeting with Commissioner Secretary School Education Shaleen Kabra at Civil Secretariat during which they raised several issues relating to education including filling up of vacancies of Lecturers and Masters in the district, mid-day meal etc, the statement added.

The Commissioner Secretary immediately directed the Director School Education Kashmir for filling up the posts of Masters immediately and assured posting of the Lecturers as earliest as possible.


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