POONCH: Deputy Commissioner Poonch Rahul Yadav today directed the telecom service providers to immediately restore and improve the mobile phone network connectivity in the district to avoid further inconvenience to the local subscribers.
The DC was speaking at a meeting held with the representatives of various telecommunication companies operating in the district to discuss plan for improvement in the network. Along with senior officers of the administration representatives of telecom companies were present in the meeting.
The DC stressed on the need of developing dependable communication network in the district for reducing reaction time of the administration in reaching out to the people in case of any eventuality. He impressed that the frequent ceasefire violations along with LOC, the intermittent and unsteady network availability coupled with poor voice quality and coverage impedes relief and rescue operations thereby hampering administrative reach out to the public. He asked them to make best use of existing infrastructure apart from creating additional infrastructure in the district to provide quality telecommunication services to the public.
It was given out in the meeting that telecom companies have added many sites in last few days in the district including in Mandi, Poonch, Surankote and Mendhar and more sites will be commissioned by them shortly. It was informed that all companies had completed work of installing towers at different sites. They assured that within one month there will be visible improvement in the network as maintenances work is in progress. The DDC set deadline to various companies for improving the network.