1600 landlines dead in tourist hub, adjoining areas
Telephone cables stolen at Dalgate
GK NEWS NETWORK
Srinagar, May 27: Over 1600 landlines in Dalgate and its adjoining areas have been rendered defunct as two major telephone cables were stolen in the tourist hub last night.
BSNL officials said the cables stolen near Dalgate bus stand catered to landlines in the area besides Boulevard, Khonakhan and Khanyar.
“It is ironically that the cables were stolen from such an area which bustles with tourists till late night. Police should tighten its vigil in the area to prevent thefts,” a group of locals said.
DGM Landlines BSNL BA Wani said over 1600 landlines are dead in Dalgate, Khonakhan, Khanyar.
“The two cables comprise of 800 pairs each. We are making efforts to restore these landlines at the earliest. We have also filed an FIR into the case,” Wani said.
An FIR 79/2012 has been registered in Police Station Ram Munshi Bagh. “We have started investigations into the matter,” a police official said.
Officials said the telephone cables are costly due to presence of copper in it. BSNL officials said there has been increase in theft of telephone cables in many parts of the city in past few months.
Lastupdate on : Sun, 27 May 2012 21:30:00 Makkah time
Lastupdate on : Sun, 27 May 2012 18:30:00 GMT
Lastupdate on : Mon, 28 May 2012 00:00:00 IST
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