Landline service restored in Kashmir valley, 2-G mobile in Jammu

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Srinagar: Landline services in 17 exchanges of Kashmir Valley were restored today, officials said.

Seventeen out of a little over 100 telephone exchanges were made operational. These exchanges are mainly in Civil Lines area, Cantonment area and airport of Srinagar district.

Landline services have been restored in Budgam, Sonamarg and Manigam areas of central Kashmir.

In north Kashmir, the services have been restored in Gurez, Tangmarg, Uri Keran Karnah and Tangdhar areas. In south Kashmir, the landline services have been made operational in Qazigund and Pahalgam areas.

Telephone line services, including mobile phones and landlines, were suspended in the early hours of 5 August when the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

Landline, 2G services restored

Low-speed (2G) mobile Internet services have been restored in five districts of Jammu region after remaining suspended for a fortnight, officials said today.