Government Allows Free Talk Time to People on BSNL Network in Kashmir

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Communications and IT Minister Ravi Shankar Prasad today said people in flood-hit Kashmir will get free telecom services for a week on BSNL network, and mobile networks have been substantially or partially restored in the valley, except Poonch.

Of the total 12,306 base transceiver stations (BTS) or mobile towers in J&K, 6,811 were submerged, he said, adding that of these the government has restored 1,208.

“People can talk free for a week on BSNL’s network in the flood affected areas. We have also requested private telecom operators. They have allowed 60 minutes of free talk time everyday,” Prasad said at the press conference marking the first 100 days of in the ministry. Original post at ET Telecom

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