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Mobile internet services restored as Navi Mumbai calms down after Maratha agitation

Services back in all nodes, including Kalamboli and Kopar Khairane, which saw the most violent protests.

mumbai Updated: Jul 27, 2018 15:34 IST
Padmja Sinha
Padmja Sinha
Hindustan Times
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Shops and markets in Kopar Khairane, however, remained shut even on Friday.(Bachchan Kumar)

Mobile internet and messaging services, suspended in the early hours of Thursday following violent Maratha protests, were restored across Navi Mumbai on Friday morning.

Services have been restored in all nodes, including Kalamboli and Kopar Khairane, which saw among the most violent protests on Wednesday.

Services were stopped to prevent the spread of rumours, which could lead to further violence in the region. By Friday noon, almost all service providers had resumed services in Navi Mumbai.

Tushar Doshi, deputy commissioner of police (crime), said: “Mobile internet and messaging services have been restored. The situation is under control and peaceful in Kopar Khairane now so services have been resumed.”

Doshi said the satellite city has calmed down. “The area is slowly going back to normalcy,” he said, adding: “We advise people to be careful and not believe any rumours pertaining to the agitation and its impact.”

However, shops and markets in Kopar Khairane remained shut, and the node wore a deserted look on Friday, despite tight security.

First Published: Jul 27, 2018 14:51 IST