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More areas being brought under mobile network coverage in Ladakh region
connectivity area to be improved in border areas, lawmaker demands MC at Leh, raises issue during Zero Hour in Lok Sabha

Leh(Ladakh), August 1, (Scoop News)-Union Ministry of Communication has decided to strengthen its transmission network by installing over 120 mobile towers across the strategic Ladakh region.

According to informed sources, a token money has already been released to improve and extend the mobile network along the Line of Actual Control (LoAC) and Line of Control (LoC) in the region.

The sources said at least 70 towers in Kargil district and over 50 in Leh district are planned under a Central scheme (Universal Services Obligation Fund Scheme) for according connectivity to grey areas in the region particularly in the remote and border areas.

The decision was taken in the wake growing sway of neighbouring countries along the border areas and also to boost mobile connectivity in over 350 villages of remote and uncovered areas of twin districts of Leh and Kargil in Ladakh division.

Some of the major villages along the borders with China and Pakistan are inaccessible due to network problem and the installation of new mobile towers will improve the connectivity.

Meanwhile, lawmaker in the Lok Sabha from Ladakh, Jamyang Tsering Namgyal, has demanded a Medical College at Leh. He raised the issue during Zero Hour in the Parliament on Wednesday.

He said that the same was announced by Prime Minister, Narendra Modi, during his Leh visit last year.

Namgyal told the members that during his tenure as the Chief Executive Councillor (CEC) of Ladakh Autonomous Hill Development Council (LAHDC)- Leh, a piece of over 25 acres (200 Kanals) of land was earmarked for the Medical College.

The lawmaker further said that due to insufficient facilities for higher education in the region, between 40,000 and 50,000 students are forced to pursue their higher education outside Ladakh in various cities of the country causing huge financial burden besides staying away from their parents.

He appealed the Union Health Minister to sanction a Medical College at Leh.

Incidentally, the Governor’s administration approved two more Government Medical Colleges in the state one at Udhampur and another at Handwara. ...
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