2523No more telegrams in Himachal Pradesh
- Feb 23, 2007No more telegrams in Himachal Pradesh
Posted on : 2007-02-21 | Author : Indo Asian News Service
News Category : India
Shimla, Feb 21 The state-run Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has
finally decided to stop telegram services in almost all centres
across Himachal Pradesh, with the coming of newer communication
technologies like emails, mobile phones and fax.
A recent letter from BSNL to the postal department said that telegram
services would soon not be available in the state except in 39 post
'Telegram services will only be provided in those places where it is
needed and stopped at most other places,' said A.V. Chatturvedi,
deputy general manager of BSNL.
But the postal department, which runs around 2,700 post offices
across the hill state, wants to continue with the services at its
'BSNL has decided to stop the telegram services at our post offices
even though we would still be happy to jointly provide this service
at our centres,' said Vijay Kumar Nayar, chief postmaster general,
Though mobile connectivity has spread rapidly across the state, where
around 90 percent of the hill folk live in the countryside, many
villagers still depend on telegram services.