The 4G internet services would be restored this week in J&K after the Union Territory government made a formal request to Home Ministry for its restoration.
A top official in Home Ministry who wished not to be named told local news service that LG administration has formally written to Home Ministry regarding the restoration of 4G internet service.
Sources in the administration said Lt Governor G C Murmu along with Chief Secretary and Principal Secretary School Education are keen to start e-classes at earliest so that the students do not suffer.
“It was after this understanding that state government wrote to Home Ministry regarding the restoration of 4G internet services,” an official said.
The chorus for the restoration of high-speed 4G internet services on mobile phones in Jammu and Kashmir has grown in the wake of the detection of the increased number of coronavirus cases in the valley.
A health official said that doctors across Kashmir are also unable to download the quarantine protocol and treatment procedures due to slow internet speed.
The students and their parents, political leaders in unison has sought 4G internet services in the region to allow educational institutes to offer e-learning to students amid a seven-month-long lockdown - earlier following the abrogation of Article 370 in August, and now because of the Covid-19 outbreak.
All the political leaders from all the parties have appealed the state government to restore 4G internet services.
An educationist said online classes through apps and software like Zoom and Google Classroom is the only option for the students to access study material till schools open and added that high-speed internet facility will help students to learn remotely amid this uncertainty. (KNS)