BSNL reaches Indo-China border villages

Shimla : Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited(BSNL) has started mobile services in three remote tribal villages located close to the Indo-China border in Himachal Pradesh’s mountainous Kinnaur district , Tuesday .

Namgyal , Khab and Tashigang are the three isolated villages where villagers can now access BSNL’s mobile services , a BSNL official told the Hill Post .

Until now there was no mobile service here due to security concerns . But locals have been pressing the government to connect the area by installing towers .

In July this year BSNL launched mobile services in the adjoining tribal district of Lahaul & Spiti by covering the Keylong-Udaipur-Tandi-Kilar road and the Batal-Losar-Kaza road .

This has not only benefited locals but a large number of tourists who visit this remote high mountain region in summer .

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