The folks of inaccessible Vijaynagar administrative circle in Changlang district of Arunachal Pradesh, have a purpose to smile, because the Bharat Sanchar Nigam Limited (BSNL) has not too long ago launched its mobile 2G services in the realm by way of satellite tv for pc community.
The 4,400 folks of the remote circle situated near the Indo-Myanmar border, who’re disadvantaged of floor communication as of date, now would have the ability to talk
with folks from the remainder of the world with the launch of the telecommunication facility on Saturday.
To attain the remoted area of Vijaynagar, it takes round six to eight days on foot by way of dense forests from the closest Miao city which is round 157 km away. Taking to twitter, Chief Minister Pema Khandu on Monday congratulated the folks of the circle for the event.
“Vijaynagar is a beautiful place in #Arunachal. I am delighted to know that this remote border town near Indo- Myanmar border is now connected with mobile connectivity. I
thank @BSNLCorporate & local administration for their hard work in providing mobile services in remote areas,” Khandu tweeted.
Vijaynagar consists of 16 villages with a inhabitants of round 4,400 folks. Though chopper will not be an object of curiosity for the folks of the realm, a car and telecommunication facility are issues of curiosity for them. The villagers rely upon wetland and jhoom cultivation for his or her livelihood. The fundamental requirement of groceries is
met by a number of native outlets which deliver items totally on foot. For different important necessities the folks rely upon the army helicopter which carries out sorties in the circle, relying upon the climate circumstances.
During monsoon, even a kilogram of salt prices round Rs 800. The area is surrounded on three sides by Myanmar and the opposite facet by the Namdapha National Park.
Even because the state authorities has been placing in all efforts to attach the remote administrative circle with Miao underneath the Pradhan Mantri Gram Sadak Yojana, the bold 157.56 km-long street challenge has, nevertheless, been delayed resulting from realignment and diversion of the street to keep away from the Namdapha National Park.
“Erecting the mobile tower in the area was not at all an easy task,” BSNL sub-divisional engineer (SDE) Karma Tsering mentioned. “The state government and Indian Air Force extended us the necessary help and logistic support to transport the mobile and satellite equipment which had to be airlifted amidst the Covid-19 pandemic,” Tsering mentioned in an announcement.
The SDE mentioned the BSNL employees needed to keep at Jorhat in Assam for nearly a month to airlift the required tools to Vijaynagar. “It is a historic event for Vijaynagar circle which was devoid of telecom connectivity till date,” Changlang deputy commissioner Devansh Yadav mentioned. “The 2G BSNL connection with solar power will vitalise
the growth of this region,” he added.
Spread throughout 8,000 sq. kilometres, Vijaynagar was found by the Assam Rifles throughout an expedition named Srijit II in 1961. The expedition was carried out underneath Major General A S Guraya, the then Inspector General of Assam Rifles. The valley was later named by him after his son, Vijay.