Sachin Pilot promises mobile services for Amarnath pilgrims

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New Delhi, May 19 (ANI): Minister of State for Communications and IT, Sachin Pilot has said that the mobile connectivity to Amarnath pilgrims at the height of 13,500 ft. will be provided before June 30.

He said that it has been the endeavor of the BSNL to provide telephone services throughout the country, including rural, remote, inhospitable and geographically difficult areas.

"Amarnath ji Dham is a religious and tourist destination of supreme importance for people of all faiths. This will help over four lakh pilgrims visiting the shrine every year specially old and infirm and others wanting to stay in touch with their families," he added.

Installation of nine mobile towers - at Baltal-I, Baltal-II, Domail, Barari, Sangam/Holi Cave, Panchtarni, Mahagunastop, Sheshnag and Chandanwari - of which four are on motorable road and the rest are on pony track will immensely help pilgrims, local residents, administration and security forces.

Connectivity will enable them to stay in touch with each other and facilitate people living in and visiting the area.

At present, no other telephone operator provides service in that area. (ANI)

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