Landlines Start Ringing Again In 17 Kashmir Exchanges

Srinagar: Landline services in 17 exchanges of Kashmir Valley were restored on Saturday, officials said.

Seventeen out of a little over 100 telephone exchanges were made operational, news agency PTI reported. In Srinagar district, services were restored in the areas comprising Civil Lines, Cantonment and Srinagar airport.

Landline services were also restored in Budgam, Sonamarg and Manigam areas of central Kashmir. In north Kashmir, services have been restored in Gurez, Tangmarg, Uri Keran Karnah and Tangdhar areas.

In south Kashmir, the landline services have been made operational in Qazigund and Pahalgam areas.

Telephone services, including mobile phones and landlines, were suspended in the early hours of August 5 when the Centre abrogated provisions of Article 370 that gave special status to Jammu and Kashmir.

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