Telephone Lines to be Restored in Srinagar Tomorrow

New Delhi: In first steps towards normalcy in Jammu and Kashmir after 12 days of lockdown and communication blackout, Chief Secretary BVR Subrahmanyam said on Friday that the restoration of landline phone services  would be restored in most of the parts of  Srinagar” tomorrow.

Addressing a press conference in Srinagar, Subramanyam said government offices were functioning normally in the Valley on Friday, while schools will reopen next week. He added that there has been no loss of life or major injury since restrictions were imposed on August 5. He said, despite concerted efforts by terror organisations and continued efforts by Pakistan to destabilise the situation, the Valley has been calm and peaceful.

The chief secretary also said 12 districts in Jammu and Kashmir were functioning normally. But limited restrictions imposed only in five districts.

Subramanyam said relaxations in the restriction on movement were made on Eid on Monday.

He said mobile and landline connectivity were also on way to being restored, but the government was being cautious since these modes of communication were likely to be used by terror organisations to plan and carry out attacks. ​Still government is ready to tackle any type of situation.

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