BSNL to lay permanent Optic fiber cables along the route of Amarnath Yatra

By October 5th, 2015 AT 10:57 AM

BSNL the largest PSU operator has declared that it will soon be taking up the project of laying permanent optic fiber cable along the entire route of the ‘Amarnath Yatra’ in Jammu & Kashmir circle including both routes from Baltal to the holy cave and from Chandanwari to the holy cave. Every year lacs of devotees undertake this pilgrimage to the holy cave and BSNL wants to ensure that they stay connected to their loved ones while on the Yatra.


BSNL is increasing the number of mobile towers at Poshpatri, Seshnag, Panjtarni and the holy cave. BSNL has decided to augment bandwidth on VSATs at Panjtarni, holy cave and Seshnag from 1Mbps to 4Mbps and 2Mbps at Poshpatri. DOT has requested the army to provide OFC on a temporary basis until BSNL completes laying its fibre along the entire route of the Yatra.

BSNL is arranging for diesel power generators and batteries for the new BTS being installed. The operator will also be signing additional roaming pacts with private operators to provide seamless network in areas along the route where it lacks coverage at present. The operator is taking every step possible to ensure the best connectivity for its subscribers who will be undertaking the Yatra in future years to come.

Esmail is our very own in-house spectrum specialist. He is passionate about Telecom, DTH and OTT video streaming apps. When not writing an article, you can find him binge watching shows on Netflix while sipping on a cup of coffee.

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Oh no. Diesel gensets?. Why not solar powered mobile towers?.


I think because sun light reach is very low in that area. Chilled place.


Then what do you say for Ooty and all?. How does solar water heaters work?.


Buddy read the topic again. “Amarnath Yatra”. There would have been no yatra if sunlight was easily available there.


I said ” sun light reach is very low in that area”. I have not said there is a total blackout in that area.


sorry to intervene.Solar power has nothing to do with chilled places. On one side of mountain there is plenty of sunlight. and its chilled mainly due to altitude not due to lack of sunlight.


Thanks for the link Ravi 🙂


I don’t think solar panels will be that efficient.


I don’t think solar panels will be that efficient given the steep angle of mountain side, the solar intensity incidence will be low. Thus each BTS needs larger solar grid making it inefficient!

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Govt. should allow prepaid roaming to J&K upon request to the CC for 30 Days from activation for Aadhar verified users.

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