Sinlung /
07 December 2012

BSNL Telecom Lines in Mizoram Down

Aizawl, Dec 7 : All telecommunication lines manned by BSNL in Mizoram, including mobile phone network and internet, were down for more than 20 hours since last evening.

Mizoram BSNL Deputy General Manager Lalhmachhuana told PTI that the BSNL’s optical fibre cable (OFC) linking Mizoram with the rest of the country was snapped between Silchar and Badarpur in Assam’s Cachar district along the National Highway - 54.

“The optical ground wire of the Power Grid Corporation of India Ltd also snapped at the same time,” Lalhmachhuana said, adding that Mizoram was cut off from the rest of the country on the telecommunication highway before it was partially restored this evening.

He added that efforts are on to fully restore the system which might take time.

The BSNL’s OFC line was reportedly damaged by people working on NH-54 working on the construction of a four-lane road.


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