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

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.

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October 5, 2015 1:17 pm 1:17 PM

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

October 6, 2015 12:31 am 12:31 AM

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!

October 6, 2015 12:29 am 12:29 AM

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

October 5, 2015 3:37 pm 3:37 PM

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

October 5, 2015 5:58 pm 5:58 PM

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.

October 5, 2015 6:28 pm 6:28 PM

Thanks for the link Ravi 🙂

October 5, 2015 5:24 pm 5:24 PM

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

October 5, 2015 2:06 pm 2:06 PM

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

October 6, 2015 12:39 am 12:39 AM

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

Adithya Vardhan
October 5, 2015 12:22 pm 12:22 PM

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

October 5, 2015 11:33 am 11:33 AM

It will be very helpful for piligrims but for limited users.. Reason is prepaid roaming is not available in j&k.