Srinagar: The high-speed mobile data services, which remained suspended from in Jammu and Kashmir since August 5 last year, would likely be restored on the New Year Eve, KNO reported on Monday, quoting unnamed sources.
“Reliable sources while divulging the details told the news agency that the 4G mobile internet services would likely be restored across J&K by the end of this month,” the report said.
According to the sources, the announcement regarding the restoration of high-speed mobile data services would likely be made soon.
Confirming the reports, a Central Bharatiya Janata Party (BJP) leader, wishing anonymity, has confirmed that the 4G internet services would be restored by the end of December month.
“The deliberations regarding the restoration of services were going on since long and it has been decided to restore the services by the end of this month,” sources said, adding that the announcement would probably be made after December 25.
However, there was no official confirmation from the J&K administration.
Pertinently, except two districts (Ganderbal and Udhampur), the administration has extended the ban on high-speed mobile data services across J&K till December 25.
The high-speed mobile data services were suspended on August 5, 2019, when the Indian government scrapped the special status of erstwhile J&K state and bifurcated it into two Union Territories. The ban on 4G mobile internet services crossed the 500-day mark earlier this week on December 16.
Notably, on August 16 this year, the administration has decided to restore 4G internet services in Ganderbal and Udhampur district of the union territory on a trial basis. (KNO)