Srinagar, March 13: The J&K administration on Friday said the high-speed 4G Internet services would be restored by this evening so that people of the Valley could sit inside their homes, thereby effectively containing the global pandemic COVID-19.
Talking to Radio Kashmir, government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said the decision was taken at a high-level meeting on Thursday night, chaired by Lieutenant Governor GM Murmu in Jammu.
He said after consensus it was agreed that only high-speed Internet could keep the Kashmiri people inside their homes.
“We thought of imposing curfew but that won’t keep people at home in this part of the world. Best is to give them 4G speed internet,” he said.
Kansal said the Lieutenant Governor was also informed about the recent cat fight over closing of educational institutes between Srinagar Mayor Junaid Azim Mattu and Divisonal Commissioner Kashmir Baseer Khan.
He said the L-G appreciated the fight on the ground that under his leadership everybody was showing concern for the common masses.
The 4G mobile internet services have been suspended across J&K since August 5, 2019 when Article 370 was abrogated and the erstwhile state was bifurcated into union territories. IANS