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Srinagar-Jammu highway to get Airtel coverage

Airtel, which already offers mobile services in J&K, plans to cover Srinagar-Jammu highway also.

india Updated: Mar 16, 2006 15:31 IST
Press Trust of India
Press Trust of India

Private cellular operator Airtel, which already offers mobile services in 12 of the 14 districts in Jammu and Kashmir, has embarked on a project to provide seamless cellular coverage along the 300-km Srinagar-Jammu national highway.

"Our latest endeavour is the seamless coverage on the national highway, besides augmenting the present coverage in the existing areas," an Airtel spokesman said on Thursday.

Airtel has a subscriber base of over 2,00,000 in the state and its quality of service got a boost with the commissioning of 12 additional points of (network) interconnection.

After getting more interconnection points, the network has grown technically stronger and the landline connectivity between Airtel and other service providers is much better, thus further enhancing the customer delight-objective, the spokesman said.

Airtel has been expanding rapidly in the state, as also strengthening its network and reach. Currently, Airtel has a total of 282 cell sites across the state, which includes 133 in Jammu, 145 in Kashmir and four in Leh.

First Published: Mar 16, 2006 15:31 IST