In a bid to revamp mobile connectivity in Uttarakhand, telecom operator BSNL will install as many as 250 new mobile towers in Dehradun, Haridwar and some parts of Nainital.
BSNL had already installed 249 new equipment, falling short of only 40 to meet its target 289 installations. Speaking with TOI, chief general manager, BSNL, S P Shukla, said, "The state capital has mobile towers which are nearly 13-year-old. These towers need immediate change so that we can provide robust services to customers. We will identify various locations so that people residing on the outskirts can also avail seamless service."
At present, out of the 13 districts, Pauri, Rudrapur, Chamoli and some parts of Tehri has seen target installation of 66 new mobile towers.
Plans are also on to provide Wi-Fi facility at the Assembly building - Bhararisain- at Gairsain and the MLA hostels. General manager of telecom district Srinagar and Garhwal, BSNL, M P Gupta, said that Gairsain assembly was one of the projects which has been delivered within a short span of barely four days.
"The operator is now planning to extend services into the remote belts of the state. Districts such as Champawat, Bageshwar, Rudraprayag, and Uttarkashi will see enhanced mobile connectivity in months to come," said Gupta.