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Jammu and Kashmir limps back to normalcy: Internet, telephone services restored, schools to reopen tomorrow

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WION Web Team New Delhi Aug 18, 2019, 07.56 AM (IST)

Jammu and Kashmir is on the path to normalcy as the administration has eased communication restrictions and is making sure that all government offices and schools are functional by next week.

The communication is back on the grid. The back lanes of Srinagar city are seeing movement.

Nearly 12 days after curbs were imposed in Jammu and Kashmir following the scrapping of article 370.

The valley is gradually returning to normalcy.

Broadband services have been restored in some areas of uptown Srinagar.

After 13 days, more than fifty thousand landline phones have been made operational in Jammu and Kashmir.

17 of the 100 telephone exchanges in the valley are now working.

Principal secretary to Jammu and Kashmir — Rohit Kansal has been sharing details about the restoration of telecommunication services.

Kansal informed that no untoward incident had been reported.

While schools and colleges in the Kashmir valley will be re-opening on Monday, public transport services are also being restored.

(With inputs from agencies)