High speed internet to be restored in Jammu and Kashmir, Guv thanks PM Modi

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday announced restoration of 4G mobile Internet services in the entire Union Territory.

The Jammu and Kashmir government on Friday announced restoration of 4G mobile Internet services in the entire Union Territory.

“4G mobile Internet services being restored in entire J&K,” government spokesman Rohit Kansal said in a tweet.

The restoration has begun with two districts of J&K — Udhampur in the Jammu division and Ganderbal in the Kashmir division.

Mobile telephony and Internet services were suspended on August 5, 2019 when Article 370 was abrogated and the state bifurcated and downgraded to a Union Territory.

While mobile telephony was restored after five months, restrictions on Internet services had since continued due to safety and security reasons and 2G mobile Internet services were being provided.

There had been growing demand from businesses, students and professionals for the restoration of 4G mobile Internet services. Poor internet connectivity compounded the problems of people across the UT particularly students as absence of high speed internet impacted the effectiveness of online classes.

Lt Governor Manoj Sinha has thanked Prime Minister Narendra Modi and Home Minister Amit Shah for the restoration of high speed internet.

“I thank the Hon’ble PM @narendramodi Ji and HM @AmitShah Ji for acceding to our request and restoring 4G services in the entire J&K UT. The move will fulfil the aspirations of the people, particularly the youth,” he said in a tweet.

Former Chief Minister Omar Abdullah welcomed the move. “4G Mubarak! For the first time since Aug 2019 all of J&K will have 4G mobile data. Better late than never,” he tweeted.

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