After receiving no help from local political representatives and district administration, villagers from Kakora area of Manjakote have knocked the door of Chief Minister of Jammu and Kashmir, urging her to intervene to have "communication network in this area in place."
Kakora is located 10 kms from district headquarter and falls in Manjakote tehsil of Rajouri district, on a side of Jammu-Poonch highway. It however is without mobile communication network, locals told Greater Kashmir.
They said they are facing immense problems in absence of proper phone connectivity "at a time when India is boasting of its Digital India campaign and cashless economy."
"We still seem to be living in old times where we have to move several kilometres to make a call and get help like ambulance service, police services etc.," locals said.
They said through brought the matter to notice of political representatives of the area, including MLAs, MLCs and MPs as well as senior officers of the district administration including Deputy Commissioners "but nothing was done."
Locals said they have finally approached Chief Minister Mehbooba Mufti, urging her to personally intervene in the matter and "take steps to provide mobile telephone communication to our village."