Srinagar, Oct 05: The Centre is likely to permit restoration of high-speed internet services in more districts of Jammu and Kashmir after October 15 but may leave the decision on the names of districts with the state administration and police, said people aware of the matter. 4G services were restored in two districts –Ganderbal and Udhampur, on trial basis by the State administration, in August this year, more than a year after they were suspended, reported The Economic Times.
Quoting officials newspaper The Economic Times reported that restoration of high speed internet services will be done in a calibrated manner with strict monitoring and periodical review by security agencies.
“Districts reporting low violence and not close to the Line of Control (LOC) will be considered, on priority,” they added. In August last year, the Union government abrogated Article 370 and bifurcated the State into two UTs — Ladakh and Jammu and Kashmir. To curb incidents of violence, 4G services were suspended as well.
J&K consists of 10 districts each where Rajouri, Poonch and Sambha in Jammu and Kupwara, Bandipora, Baramulla, Srinagar, Anantnag, Shopian.