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Bharti to invest Rs 200 cr in J&K

The company plans to double its subscriber base in Jammu & Kashmir to 600,000.

india Updated: May 19, 2006 14:19 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

India's leading mobile operator Bharti Airtel Ltd will invest Rs 200 crore in Jammu and Kashmir during 2006-07 as part of moves to double its subscriber base in the state.

"We would be investing about Rs 200 crore in the state this fiscal. This would be in addition to the Rs 200 crore that we have already invested in the state so far," Bharti Airtel Joint Managing Director Rajan Mittal said in Srinagar.

He said the company planned to double its subscriber base in the state to 600,000.

The company, which offers services under the AirTel brand, would also be increasing the number of its cell sites in the state to 670 this year.

In the Kashmir valley alone, the number of sites would be increased to 370 from 175 at present, he said.

First Published: May 19, 2006 14:19 IST