Ering seeks BSNL service in remote areas


ITANAGAR, July 9: Lok Sabha MP from Arunachal Pradesh Ninong Ering has requested Union Communications Minister Manoj Sinha to instruct the authorities concerned to install BSNL mobile towers in far-flung areas of the state at the earliest.

In a letter he submitted to the minister on Saturday at New Delhi during a meeting, the Congress MP from Arunachal East Parliamentary constituency expressed surprise over the continued delay in providing telecom network in remote areas of the state. Ering in the letter said despite Sinha’s assurance to speed up telecom connectivity activities in the state, ‘there is no big development on ground level.’

“Arunachal Pradesh is not only a security sensitive state but is also facing the biggest challenge due to erratic climatic condition. Installation of mobile towers will enable the people of remote and far-flung areas along the China and Myanmar borders to have modern means of telecommunication,” Ering, who has been raising the telecom connectivity issue for the last few years, said in the letter.