Baig calls on Telecom minister

KT NEWS SERVICE. Dated: 6/14/2014 11:55:29 PM

NEW DELHI, Jun 14: Senior Peoples Democratic Party (PDP) leader and Member of Parliament, Muzzafar Hussain Baig, Saturday called on Union Telecommunication Minister, Ravi Shankar Prasad, and apprised him about the communication problems faced by the people living in the geographically difficult areas of Jammu & Kashmir.
Baig informed Prasad that many of these areas usually remain cut off from rest of the world for much part of the year because of the weather conditions. And the people have to suffer more because of the lack of communication facilities. “Vibrant communication network would help the people living in these areas a great deal to minimize their problems during harsh wintry conditions, otherwise their issues get unnoticed,” the minister was informed. The mobile network would also help administration in monitoring these areas, while empowering local population.
Later a memorandum listing the places which face the communication problem was presented to Prasad by Baig on behalf of the PDP MPs including the party president, Mehbooba Mufti and Tariq Hameed Karra.
The places which have been identified in the memorandum are: Telal in Gurez of Bandipur district. Gabra, Hajitra, Tad, Teetwal and adjacent areas and Keran in Karnah constituency. The other places include Muqampeeran in Uri; Sawjian, Gagrian and Noorkoot in Poonch. Sniar,Gursai, Manjkot,Balakot in Poonch. Sangla, Chandi Marh & Bafliaz on Mughal Road area.Budal,Darhal and Kotranka in Rajouri; Kahal-jugasar, Tipri/Alni, Dhriwri, Luddu in Bhaleesa
Chirala, Joura in Thatri and Marwah in Kishtawar.



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