BSNL to start mobile services in Amarnath by June

New Delhi, May 19 (IANS) State-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Ltd will provide mobile telephone services in Amarnath next month, minister of state for communications Sachin Pilot said Wednesday.

‘The mobile connectivity to Amarnath pilgrims at the height of 13,500 feet will be provided before June 30,’ an official statement quoted Pilot as saying.

This will help over four lakh pilgrims visiting the shrine every year to stay in touch with their families and security providers.

Nine mobile towers are being installed on the motorable road and on pony track to facilitate the services.

At present, no other telecom operator provides service in the area, the statement added.

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