300 landline phones dead in Chadoora

Burglars steal BSNL telephone cable


Chadoora, (Budgam), Dec 1: Over 300 BSNL landline phones in Wathoora, Chadoora are dead for about a week as the telecom cable in the area has been stolen.
 Residents from the area told Greater Kashmir that about a week ago, some unknown persons stole the telecom cable of the BSNL leaving over 300 fixed line phones dead.
 They said the incidents of theft and burglary in the area had been on rise for past few weeks. “Recently burglars stole cash and jewelry of a family at Gopalpora Alamdar Colony. Earlier, copper utensils worth lakhs of rupees had been stolen from a shop at Wathora Shahpora and now the BSNL telephone cable has been pilfered,” said Dr Muzaffar of Gopalpora Chadoora
 Meanwhile, the residents urged the BSNL authorities to restore the internet and telephone services in the area.
 “All the internet cafes, domestic internet services, Khidmat Centres are out of order in the area including 300 landline telephone connections,” they said, adding that BSNL should work overtime to restore the service in the area.
 When contacted, Sub Divisional Engineer BSNL Budgam, Adil Farooq said the service restoration would take four days as “there has been a severe technical snag caused to the system in the area, due to damage caused by the cable theft.”

Lastupdate on : Sat, 1 Dec 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sat, 1 Dec 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Sun, 2 Dec 2012 00:00:00 IST

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