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Cable war intensifies, people fume

THE CABLE operation remained disrupted on the fourth day today in most parts even as the citizens vent their spleen at the administration for the continuing blank screen on television set due to the ongoing cable war in the City. However, the administration is yet to take action in this regard.

india Updated: May 26, 2006 13:25 IST

THE CABLE operation remained disrupted on the fourth day today in most parts even as the citizens vent their spleen at the administration for the continuing blank screen on television set due to the ongoing cable war in the City. However, the administration is yet to take action in this regard.

The Multi System Operators (MSOs) failed to restore service in most of the City even today. The citizens are seething with rage over the war between the MSOs – Raj TV and B TV. There has been a large-scale cable cutting in the City during the past couple of days.

The residents are annoyed due to repeated disruption of cable services despite high cable fee being charged from them. In some areas, cable operators charge cable connection fee as high as Rs 300 per month and that too in advance.

“We pay the fee as per demand of cable operators. But, this is highly annoying that they have taken the consumers for a ride. The administration should step in to take action against the MSOs or the cable operators”, said an angry Kiran Mishra, a housewife in Char Imali locality.

The cable subscribers said that the television has become a part of life so the people are missing out this daily dose of entertainment.

Reena Dixit, a bank employee, said that the cable television is only way of entertainment for her after returning to home from day’s work.

Another resident of Arera Colony, Shivshankar Sharma demanded immediate action to stop this nuisance of the MSOs. He said that it is amazing that the district administration has not bothered to take action so far.

He said that influential people are behind the each MSOs. That is why the administration is dithering on remedial action. Residents of several areas called the Hindustan Times office to register their protest in this regard.

First Published: May 26, 2006 13:25 IST