Postpaid Mobile Service in J&K To be Restored From Monday

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Postpaid mobile service in Jammu and Kashmir will be restored from Monday in a major step towards easing curbs in the state, the administration announced on Saturday.

Principal Secretary of Planning Commission in Jammu and Kashmir and senior IAS officer, Rohit Kansal announced today at a press conference that the postpaid mobile services will stand functional from 12 noon on Monday in the remaining areas of the state.

The official said that the mobile services were slated to resume from Saturday but a last-minute technical hitch led to deferring of the resumption of services.

It was said by the Spokesman that the subscribers, however, will have to wait for some more time for Internet services to resume in the Valley.

Restrictions were imposed 69 days ago after the Centre abrogated the special status of the state. Kansal further stated that 99% of the state is now free from restriction.

The Spokesman also said that there has been a gradual removal of restrictions since August 16 adding that the terror organizations such as the Lashkar-e-Taiba (LeT) and Hizb-il-Mujahideen continue to make attempts to terrorize people in the Valley, which is why the restrictions were imposed so they could not hamper life and causes more deaths.

According to reports, partial landline service was resumed in the Valley on August 17 and by September 4, all landlines, numbering nearly 50,000 were declared operational.

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