The Jammu and Kashmir administration has restored 4G services as a trial in two districts. As per the government authorities, the 4G services in the Ganderbal district in Kashmir and Udhampur district in Jammu were restored from 9:00 PM on Sunday, August 16. The 4G services will continue to work till September 8.
The Central government informed the Supreme Court that the performance in these two districts will be closely monitored and if successful, will be replicated in other districts as well in Jammu and Kashmir.
The order issued by the Jammu and Kashmir Home Department read, “The high-speed mobile data services in the districts of Ganderbal (Kashmir) and Udhampur (Jammu division) shall be restored forthwith, on a trial basis, while in rest of the districts, the internet speed shall continue to be restricted to 2G only”.
As per the order, the post-paid subscribers will be provided the high-speed internet services. The pre-paid customers will have to go under proper verification to enjoy the 4G services.
Manoj Sinha, the newly-appointed Lt-Governor of the Jammu and Kashmir, said that he is reviewing all the aspects before restoring the 4G services in the valley. He said that the administration seeks some more time to take instructions on the restoration of the high-speed data services.
The internet services in Jammu and Kashmir was stopped on August 5 last year as a precautionary measure to avoid any unnecessary spread of rumors causing law and order issues. The Modi government, on August 5 last year, removed Article 370 which allowed special status to the erstwhile state of Jammu and Kashmir.