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17 phone exchanges restored, curbs lifted in 35 police stations in J&K
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17 phone exchanges restored, curbs lifted in 35 police stations in J&K
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Srinagar, Aug 17 (TIWN) Following the clampdown for 12 days in Jammu and Kashmir over the abrogation of Article 370 and bifurcation of the state into two Union Territories, the state government on Saturday said that 17 of the 96 exchanges were made functional while restrictions have been lifted from 35 police stations in North, South and Central Kashmir region.

Addressing a press conference, J&K government spokesperson Rohit Kansal said: "Seventeen telephone exchanges have already been made functional and the functionality of most of the exchanges would be restored by tomorrow (Sunday) evening."  He said that in Jammu division, landline services were functioning normally while mobile services have also been restored in five districts. These exchanges are mainly in Civil Lines area, Cantonment area, airport of Srinagar district.  The landline services have been restored in Budgam, Sonamarg and Manigam areas of central Kashmir.

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